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