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Earth Explorer

Topics: Remote sensing, satellite imagery, Landsat, digital elevation models, DEM, digital maps, radar, UAS imagery, aerial photography, AVHRR data, commercial satellite imagery

Length: 1 class period

Type of Resource Being Described: USGS Data Site


The USGS Earth Explorer data portal is your one stop shop for obtaining geo-spatial datasets from our extensive collections. Users can navigate via interactive map or text search to obtain Landsat satellite imagery, Radar data, UAS data, digital line graphs, digital elevation model data, aerial photos, Sentinel satellite data, some commercial satellite imagery including IKONOS and OrbView3, land cover data, digital map data from the National Map, and many other datasets. Users can search by exact location via the interactive map or input specific coordinates to view what data types are available.


To obtain earth imagery across available geo-spatial data types.


Use this USGS website to obtain earth imagery across available geo-spatial data types. You can enter search criteria to narrow your search area in the left hand corner.