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Texas and Landsat

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The State of Texas has the largest land area of any in the contiguous United States, and its sprawling landscapes show rich geographic diversity. The Lone Star State has cactus flats in the high plains of its far western panhandle, rolling hills in its western Trans-Pecos region, farms and ranchlands stretching across central Texas, thick forests and swamplands spread through the east, and 3,359 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline.

Texas supports some of the Nation’s largest agricultural operations and bolsters U.S. energy infrastructure with oil and gas development and wind energy. Texas has more cattle than any other State, with 12 million head, and is one of the world’s largest producers of cotton.

Texas is home to 29 million people, serves as a tourist destination for 275 million annual visitors, and provides habitat for a dizzying array of unique flora and fauna. Balancing these varied interests results in challenges as large as the State itself.

The consistent, reliable, and historically unique USGS Landsat data archive provides an important tool for Texans to track landscape changes and enhance their economy and environment.

Visit Landsat Benefits, State By State to learn more about how Landsat brings science to your state.


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