Landsat in the Cloud: Will my workflow be supported?

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Will my existing workflow still be supported? Landsat downloads will continue to be available via EarthExplorer, LandsatLook, and other familiar USGS tools as they are today, without a noticeable difference to the user. The Landsat record will also remain free and open, with downloads available at no charge to the user.
 

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Length: 00:01:20

Location Taken: Sioux Falls, SD, US

Video Credits

Voicework:
- Jon Christopherson, Principal System Engineer, Contractor to USGS EROS
- Brian Hauge, Video/Animation Specialist, Contractor to USGS EROS

Concept, Writing, Editing & Content:
- Kelly Lemig, User Services Task Lead, Contractor to USGS EROS
- Nathan Roberts, User Services Representative, Contractor to USGS EROS
- Renee Pieschke, Cloud Data Manager/Operator, Contractor to USGS EROS
- Brian Hauge, Video/Animation Specialist, Contractor to USGS EROS
 

Transcript

[Narrator Cloud]
Traditionally, Landsat data users downloaded large file bundles containing every Landsat band and all associated files, even those not required by their workflows. With Landsat data stored in the cloud, users can download only the bands or files that they need because the Landsat record is stored uncompressed in a cloud optimized format.

[User]
Will my existing workflow still be supported?

[Cloud] 
Landsat downloads will continue to be available via EarthExplorer, LandsatLook, and other familiar USGS tools as they are today, without a noticeable difference to the user. The Landsat record will also remain free and open, with downloads available at no charge to the user.

[User] 
Can I still download level 2
science products on EarthExplorer?

[Cloud]
Global level 2 surface reflectance and surface temperature scene-based products will be available already processed, so there's no longer a need to submit an order for on-demand processing. The EROS team is excited about these new changes, and we hope you are too. Access to cloud-hosted Landsat data will be available soon.