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Our multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by Core Science Systems.

Images

Topo map showing Grand Canyon National Park to Kaibab National Forest.
100K Topo map showing Grand Canyon National Park to Kaibab National Forest.
100K Topo map showing Grand Canyon National Park to Kaibab National Forest.
100K Topo map showing Grand Canyon National Park to Kaibab National Forest.

This is a close-up of a 1:100,000-scale topographic map (100K Topo) of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZ NST) from the Kaibab Plateau at top to the Grand Canyon North Rim at bottom. The AZ NST is highlighted in red. This map shows contour lines, hydrography, landform names, land cover, federal lands, roads, and structures. 

This is a close-up of a 1:100,000-scale topographic map (100K Topo) of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZ NST) from the Kaibab Plateau at top to the Grand Canyon North Rim at bottom. The AZ NST is highlighted in red. This map shows contour lines, hydrography, landform names, land cover, federal lands, roads, and structures. 

Map of Arizona National Scenic Trail.
Map of Arizona National Scenic Trail over USGS Topo Basemap.
Map of Arizona National Scenic Trail over USGS Topo Basemap.
Map of Arizona National Scenic Trail over USGS Topo Basemap.

This is a 1:2,000,000-scale map of Arizona with the entire Arizona National Scenic Trail shown in red. The basemap is the USGS Topo basemap taken from USGS The National Map. 

This is a 1:2,000,000-scale map of Arizona with the entire Arizona National Scenic Trail shown in red. The basemap is the USGS Topo basemap taken from USGS The National Map. 

Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit cart screen.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit cart screen.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit cart screen.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit cart screen.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps. Edit cart.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps. Edit cart.

Using topoBuilder screenshot, customize map.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, customize map.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, customize map.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, customize map.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps, customize map.

Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit map.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit map.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit map.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, edit map.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps, edit map.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps, edit map.

topoBuilder select a map screen.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, select a map screen.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, select a map screen.
Using topoBuilder screenshot, select a map screen.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps. Step one select a map.

Screenshot showing the use of the topoBuilder application to create on demand topographic maps. Step one select a map.

Videos

An illustration of flames, satellite land surface, an outline of Texas and a title Record Wildfire in Texas (Image of the Week)
Record Wildfire in Texas (Image of the Week)
Record Wildfire in Texas (Image of the Week)

The Smokehouse Creek Fire started about 1 mile north of Stinnett, Texas on February 26th, 2024. Three days later, the fire had consumed over 1 million acres. With a total area of 1,654 square miles, it became the largest fire on record in Texas. That's larger than New York's Long Island.

The Smokehouse Creek Fire started about 1 mile north of Stinnett, Texas on February 26th, 2024. Three days later, the fire had consumed over 1 million acres. With a total area of 1,654 square miles, it became the largest fire on record in Texas. That's larger than New York's Long Island.

Understanding the Transition from NHDPlus HR to 3DHP Thumbnail Understanding the Transition from NHDPlus HR to 3DHP
Understanding the Transition from NHDPlus HR to 3DHP
Understanding the Transition from NHDPlus HR to 3DHP

The new 3D Hydrography Program (3DHP) is the focus of USGS efforts to acquire and produce detailed surface-water mapping information, such as lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

The new 3D Hydrography Program (3DHP) is the focus of USGS efforts to acquire and produce detailed surface-water mapping information, such as lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP Thumbnail Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP
Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP
Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is a national hydrologic unit (HU) geospatial dataset that defines surface drainage areas for the United States. This dataset provides a foundation for local, regional, and national applications to manage, archive, exchange, and analyze data by HU.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is a national hydrologic unit (HU) geospatial dataset that defines surface drainage areas for the United States. This dataset provides a foundation for local, regional, and national applications to manage, archive, exchange, and analyze data by HU.

Poster image of man's mugshot on the right with mountain background and text and logos on the left EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC
EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC
EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC

This is a recording of a previous webinar entitled: “EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC”. This webinar was recorded on May 30, 2024.

This is a recording of a previous webinar entitled: “EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC”. This webinar was recorded on May 30, 2024.

A satellite image of a lake beside an image of the Earth, with text on top of the image Image of the Week: A Warm February in Northern Minnesota
Image of the Week: A Warm February in Northern Minnesota
Image of the Week: A Warm February in Northern Minnesota

Like many lakes in northern Minnesota, Mille Lacs near Brainerd experienced an uncommonly warm winter this year, with lower than average snowfall. Natural color Landsat images from the past ten Februarys reveal a stark change in 2024.

Like many lakes in northern Minnesota, Mille Lacs near Brainerd experienced an uncommonly warm winter this year, with lower than average snowfall. Natural color Landsat images from the past ten Februarys reveal a stark change in 2024.

Screenshot showing title of video Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System
Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System
Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System

This lesson will show how to use the Domestic Names Search Application to find names of geographic features. By the end of this lesson, you will be introduced to the Geographic Names Information System, understand the search application for U.S. domestic geographic names, and see some search options and help features.

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This lesson will show how to use the Domestic Names Search Application to find names of geographic features. By the end of this lesson, you will be introduced to the Geographic Names Information System, understand the search application for U.S. domestic geographic names, and see some search options and help features.

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Audio

Image of EROS Center and Kristi Kline with Eyes on Earth graphic on top
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Image of EROS Center and Kristi Kline with Eyes on Earth graphic on top
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with Kristi Kline about the constant changes and innovations that have been needed at EROS to keep up with changes in computer tech and data processing. Kline has been a part of helping to implement these changes over the past 27 years and is now retiring at the end of May 2024.

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with Kristi Kline about the constant changes and innovations that have been needed at EROS to keep up with changes in computer tech and data processing. Kline has been a part of helping to implement these changes over the past 27 years and is now retiring at the end of May 2024.

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Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Image of Earth with mugshots of three people and a little text overlaid
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission, targeted for launch around 2030. While that may seem like a ways into the future, it takes a lot of work to prepare for such a big mission.

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission, targeted for launch around 2030. While that may seem like a ways into the future, it takes a lot of work to prepare for such a big mission.

Earth surrounded by illustration of satellite passes with a white label and three mugshots overlaying it
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 117 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 117 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Earth surrounded by illustration of satellite passes with a white label and three mugshots overlaying it
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 117 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission. In Part 1, we’ll hear about how different Landsat Next will be from previous Landsat missions and how its additional spectral bands, higher resolution and 6-day revisit will benefit science and society.

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission. In Part 1, we’ll hear about how different Landsat Next will be from previous Landsat missions and how its additional spectral bands, higher resolution and 6-day revisit will benefit science and society.

Mugshot of bearded man with bookshelves behind him and a little white text
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Eyes on Earth Episode 116 – Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Eyes on Earth Episode 116 – Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Mugshot of bearded man with bookshelves behind him and a little white text
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Eyes on Earth Episode 116 – Landsat Images the Twilight Zone

Landsat has documented changes all over the world for over 50 years. Changes in polar regions are happening especially rapidly. But it’s dark in polar regions much of the time. Therefore, a new acquisition scheme is adding more imagery of these dark, polar regions so these changes can be studied in more detail, even in polar twilight.

Landsat has documented changes all over the world for over 50 years. Changes in polar regions are happening especially rapidly. But it’s dark in polar regions much of the time. Therefore, a new acquisition scheme is adding more imagery of these dark, polar regions so these changes can be studied in more detail, even in polar twilight.

Photo of five women outside a building, with four mugshots and a little text laid on top of the photo
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
Eyes on Earth Episode 115 – EROS Women in Science
Eyes on Earth Episode 115 – EROS Women in Science
Photo of five women outside a building, with four mugshots and a little text laid on top of the photo
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
Eyes on Earth Episode 115 – EROS Women in Science

Women have been crucial to the EROS workforce from the very beginning in a variety of areas, from customer service and computers to film processing and administration.

Women have been crucial to the EROS workforce from the very beginning in a variety of areas, from customer service and computers to film processing and administration.

Mugshot of man wearing glasses outdoors with Eyes on Earth label in the lower left
Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Eyes on Earth Episode 114 – The Color of Water with Landsat
Eyes on Earth Episode 114 – The Color of Water with Landsat
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Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Eyes on Earth Episode 114 – The Color of Water with Landsat

Typically, we use Landsat data to study changes on the land—you know, Landsat. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we learn how satellite images and pixels of water, along with actual water samples, are helpful in determining the productivity of lakes across the United States. We talk with Mendenhall Fellow and Research Geographer Dr.

Typically, we use Landsat data to study changes on the land—you know, Landsat. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we learn how satellite images and pixels of water, along with actual water samples, are helpful in determining the productivity of lakes across the United States. We talk with Mendenhall Fellow and Research Geographer Dr.