National Land Imaging Program

Data and Tools

How Data is Applied

Learn how remote sensing data is applied to research disasters, land change, and ecosystems.

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How Data is Monitored

Learn how remote sensing data is monitored to help with hazards and disasters, changes over time, and other land occurances.

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Where Data is Located

USGS remote sensing data is largely managed, stored and distributed by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. 

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Date published: May 26, 2021

Land Remote Sensing Satellites Online Compendium

The Land Remote Sensing Satellites Online Compendium contains details about past, present and future Earth observing satellites and the sensors they carry.  This resource has been developed and is managed by the Requirements, Capabilities and Analysis for Earth Observation (RCA-EO) team at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Date published: July 29, 2020

Land Product Characterization System

The Land Product Characterization System facilitates the application of multi-satellite and in-situ data for characterization and validation of satellite-derived land-related products.



Date published: December 21, 2018

Fire Danger Forecast Viewer

The Viewer Application provides a dynamic platform for multi-temporal data visualization of the Fire Danger Forecast data suite and supports user defined data subsetting and downloads.

Date published: July 3, 2018

ESPA On-Demand Interface

The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) On-Demand Interface is used to request processing and services for Landsat Science Products and some MODIS archives. 

Date published: May 9, 2018

EarthNow! Landsat Image Viewer

The EarthNow! Landsat Image Viewer displays imagery in near real-time as Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 orbit the Earth. Along with the near real-time video stream, EarthNow! also replays acquisition recordings from a list of previous Landsat overpasses. When Landsat 7 or Landsat 8 are out of viewing range of a ground station, the most recent overpass is displayed.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data Release: Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, Hyperspectral Algal Samples

Hyperspectral microscope images of algal samples collected from Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, from August 15, 2016 to September 30, 2016.

Date published: July 18, 2017


The USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) is an online search and order tool for selected remote sensing data.  

Date published: April 20, 2016

Find and Access Remotely Sensed Data

This link takes you to the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center remotely sensed land data archive, which contains millions of satellite images, as well as aerial photos, digitized maps, elevation and land cover products, and much more. Most are easily downloadable via the internet.

Date published: March 30, 2016

Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Explorer

The Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDSExplorer) is an event-based interface that provides a single point-of-entry for access to remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial datasets as they become available during a response.