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Landsat data continue to be freely available through traditional USGS tools such as EarthExplorer, but if you prefer to access the data in the cloud, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account is required.
Landsat data are available in the cloud via the AWS Oregon us-west-2 region. There is no charge for the Landsat data, but charges from the cloud vendor might apply for any storage, processing, and egress when using the direct access capability. These charges might depend on the type of account that you have. Contact Amazon with specific questions on cost.
Learn More: Landsat Commercial Cloud Data Access
A Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG) is a GeoTIFF file with an internal organization that enables more efficient workflows in the cloud environment. It does this by leveraging the ability of clients issuing HTTP GET range requests to ask for just the parts of a file they need.Learn more: Landsat COG Data Format Control Book USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Switching to New Distribution Format
Yes. Regardless of how it is accessed, Landsat data are controlled by the USGS and considered to be an official USGS record in the public domain. Permission is not required for use. We do request that you acknowledge the USGS as the source. Learn More: USGS Copyrights and Credits statement Landsat Commercial Cloud Data Access
Search Landsat Collection 2 Level-1 and Level-2 products using EarthExplorer, which is the primary portal used to search all data held in the USGS EROS archives. While Landsat Collection 2 products are processed and stored in the USGS Cloud Hosting Solution (CHS) environment, downloads are managed through EarthExplorer. The USGS Landsat no-cost open data policy remains intact since its inception...
Data acquisition requests are not available to the public. The Landsat 8 and Landsat 7 satellites each acquire data on a continual basis in accordance with their respective Long Term Acquisitions Plans.The Landsat Acquisitions page has calendars and information about daily schedules.Learn more:Landsat 8 Long Term Acquisitions PlanLandsat 7 Long Term Acquisitions Plan
Many image processing programs (ERDAS IMAGINE®, PCI Geomatica®, ENVI®, IDRISI®, etc.)* can import a variety of image formats, including the GeoTIFF files of Landsat data.Free Multispec software that is included with the USGS lesson plan Tracking Change Over Time can be used for limited spectral analysis.To view Landsat scenes without using specialized software, download the LandsatLook images (...
Landsat Level-2 Surface Reflectance and Surface Temperature products require Landsat Collection 2 Level-1 scenes that have been processed to Tier 1 or Tier 2, as well as additional auxiliary data. For Landsat 7, the timeframe from acquisition (Real-Time (RT)) to Tier 1 or Tier 2 takes approximately 25-27 days. For Landsat 8 scenes, the timeframe from acquisition (RT) to Tier 1 or Tier 2 takes...
Landsat data products held in the USGS archives can be searched and downloaded at no charge from a variety of sources. Visit the Landsat Data Access web page for information about how Landsat data products can be downloaded individually or in bulk.Landsat imagery not found in the USGS archive might have been collected by one of the USGS International Cooperator ground stations, each of which are...
Landsat satellite data have never been as valuable or as useful to the science and applications community as they are today.
Landsat research was once...
USGS sets earth observation precedent with Landsat Collection 2 Dataset.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is pleased to announce the December release of Landsat...
The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection project has released a new suite of land-cover change products for the conterminous U.S.
The USGS is placing a copy of its consolidated Landsat global data inventory into a commercial cloud in early 2020.