Landsat Data Access

Landsat Commercial Cloud Data Access

Landsat Collection 2 Level-1 and Level-2 global scene-based data can be accessed from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform. The Landsat products are located in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) s3://usgs-landsat requester pays bucket within the Oregon us-west-2 region.

PLEASE NOTE: On December 23, 2020 the USGS identified an issue with searching the Landsat Collection 2 Surface Temperature products using the Satellite (SAT) Application Programming Interface (API) ( The Collection 2 Surface Temperature products remain available for download through the EarthExplorer interface, Machine to Machine (M2M), and direct access in the cloud. The engineering team is working on a resolution for the SAT API issue and will provide an update when these SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) records are available.


Leveraging the storage and processing that cloud services can provide places the data next to the processing for the first time. While this new capability does not change existing user data access or workflows, it offers new ways to explore the growing record of Landsat Earth Observations.

Documentation and Additional Resources

Visit the links below to learn how to apply your workflows to Landsat data in the commercial cloud environment. 



The following files are available to guide users while working with Landsat data in the AWS cloud. Each tutorial includes the Jupyter Notebook (.ipynb) file, along with .html output file. Additional tutorials will be added as they are developed. 


These videos explain how using data in the cloud works.

Visit these frequently asked questions for quick answers about accessing Landsat data in the AWS cloud
Please contact USGS Customer Services with questions about working with Landsat data in the cloud environment.