Since 1972, Landsat satellites have created the longest continuously-acquired space-based, moderate-resolution data archive. This joint USGS/NASA initiative supports worldwide remote sensing studies and helps land managers and policymakers make informed decisions about our natural resources and the environment.
The USGS Landsat Project is a part of the National Land Imaging (NLI) Program.
Landsat Science Products
Landsat Level-2 and Level-3 Science Products contain higher-level data to allow scientists to better document changes to Earth's terrestrial environment.Explore More
U.S. Landsat ARD
U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) are processed to highest scientific standards, and placed in a tile-based structure to support time-series analysis.Learn More
Landsat Collections ensures that the data in the Landsat Level-1 archive are consistent in processing and data quality to support time-series analyses and data stacking.Access Info
Assessments of restoration effectiveness in riparian areas depend on quality monitoring data, which can be both expensive and difficult to collect.
The USGS and NASA have selected the scientists and engineers who will serve on the next Landsat Science Team.
U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data
U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) are a revolutionary new U.S. Geological Survey science product that allows the Landsat archive to be more accessible and easier to analyze and reduces the amount of time users spend on data processing for monitoring and assessing landscape change. U.S. Landsat ARD are Level-2 products derived from...
In 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey reorganized the Landsat archive into a tiered collection structure, which ensures that Landsat Level-1 products provide a consistent archive of known data quality to support time-series analyses and data “stacking” while controlling continuous improvement of the archive and access to all data as they are...
Landsat brings understanding to the impact of industrialization
In his 1963 book, “The Quiet Crisis,” former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall lamented what he called the decline of natural resources in the United States under the advancements of industrialization and urbanization.