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Landsat Project Statistics

This page displays information about Landsat data availability, distribution, usage, and citations. 

The information on this page is updated quarterly or as requested. Last update:  January 17, 2023. 

 

Cumulative Downloads from EarthExplorer

The graphic below displays the hundreds of millions of Landsat Level-1 downloads from 2008, the beginning of the open archive data policy, to present day.

Landsat Scene Downloads from USGS Inventory since 2008

 

Cumulative Scenes from EarthExplorer

The animated graphic below displays the number of Landsat Level-1 Scenes available for download in EarthExplorer. The colors on the maps show detail about the number of products per Path/Row. For an interactive display and more options, visit the Landsat Archive Dashboard.

GIF of cumulative number of Landsat Scenes
The Landsat Archive holds fifty years of earth-observing satellite data. This GIF depicts the cumulative number of Landsat scenes. The colors on the maps show detail about the number of products per Path/Row.  

 

The graphic below displays the number of Landsat Level-1 Scenes available for download in EarthExplorer. For an interactive display, visit the Landsat Archive Dashboard.

Graph of Landsat 1 Scenes Available in EarthExplorer
Landsat Level-1 Scenes available for download in EarthExplorer

The graphic below displays the number of Landsat Level-2 Scenes available for download in EarthExplorer. For an interactive display, visit the Landsat Archive Dashboard.

Graph of Landsat Level-2 scenes available in EarthExplorer
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Landsat Level-2 Scenes in EarthExplorer
This graphic displays the number of Landsat Level-2 scenes available on Earth Explorer.  View more statistics on the Landsat Project Statistics page. 

 

Uses of Landsat Data

The graphics below displays the primary uses of Landsat data by number of unique users and file size.

Graph of Primary Uses of Landsat Users
Pie Chart of Primary Uses for Landsat Data

 

Annual Citations for Landsat Data

The graphic below displays number of Landsat-related citations (orange line) and the cost per scene (blue line) from 1970 to 2022. Citations increased greatly after the open data policy decision in December 2008.

Number of Landsat Citations since 1969