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Our multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by Core Science Systems.

Images

Landsat Scene Downloads from USGS EROS Inventory since 2008
Landsat Scene Downloads from USGS EROS — 2008 to present
Landsat Scene Downloads from USGS EROS — 2008 to present
Landsat Scene Downloads from USGS EROS — 2008 to present

This graphic displays the millions of downloads of Landsat Level-1 data from the USGS EROS Center since the Landsat archive was made available for download at no charge in 2008. 

As of March 2024, over 201 million Level-1 data have been downloaded. 

This graphic displays the millions of downloads of Landsat Level-1 data from the USGS EROS Center since the Landsat archive was made available for download at no charge in 2008. 

As of March 2024, over 201 million Level-1 data have been downloaded. 

Aerial view of NGP spelled out by employees from National Geospatial Program
Aerial View of NGP Spelled Out
Aerial View of NGP Spelled Out
Aerial View of NGP Spelled Out

Aerial photo of National Geospatial Program employees spelling out NGP taken from a Skydio X10 drone with the VT300-Z camera by Todd Burton

Aerial photo of National Geospatial Program employees spelling out NGP taken from a Skydio X10 drone with the VT300-Z camera by Todd Burton

Image of the Mars surface from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 4158
MSL image of the Martian Surface on sol 4158
MSL image of the Martian Surface on sol 4158
MSL image of the Martian Surface on sol 4158

This image was taken of the Martian surface by the NASA MSL rover on sol 4158, showing an assortment of clasts.

This image was taken of the Martian surface by the NASA MSL rover on sol 4158, showing an assortment of clasts.

Landsat 8 Image of Tiwi Islands
Landsat 8 Image of Tiwi Islands
Landsat 8 Image of Tiwi Islands
Landsat 8 Image of Tiwi Islands

This Landsat 8 images displays the Tiwi Islands. 

The Tiwi Islands are part of the Northern Territory, Australia, north of Darwin in the Timor Sea. They are comprised of the islands of Melville and Bathurst, and nine smaller, uninhabited islands. 

This Landsat 8 images displays the Tiwi Islands. 

The Tiwi Islands are part of the Northern Territory, Australia, north of Darwin in the Timor Sea. They are comprised of the islands of Melville and Bathurst, and nine smaller, uninhabited islands. 

Primary Uses of Landsat Data by Volume
Primary Uses of Landsat Data by Volume
Primary Uses of Landsat Data by Volume
Primary Uses of Landsat Data by Volume

In 2008 Landsat data became accessible to all users at no cost. This graphic displays the primary uses of Landsat data by volume. 

View more statistics on the Landsat Project Statistics page.

In 2008 Landsat data became accessible to all users at no cost. This graphic displays the primary uses of Landsat data by volume. 

View more statistics on the Landsat Project Statistics page.

Primary uses of Landsat Data Unique Users
Primary uses of Landsat Data by Unique Users
Primary uses of Landsat Data by Unique Users
Primary uses of Landsat Data by Unique Users

In 2008 Landsat data became accessible to all users at no cost. This graphic displays the primary uses of "unique users" of Landsat data. 

View more statistics on the Landsat Project Statistics page.

In 2008 Landsat data became accessible to all users at no cost. This graphic displays the primary uses of "unique users" of Landsat data. 

View more statistics on the Landsat Project Statistics page.

Videos

Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP Thumbnail Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP
Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP
Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Transitioning to 3DHP

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is a national hydrologic unit (HU) geospatial dataset that defines surface drainage areas for the United States. This dataset provides a foundation for local, regional, and national applications to manage, archive, exchange, and analyze data by HU.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is a national hydrologic unit (HU) geospatial dataset that defines surface drainage areas for the United States. This dataset provides a foundation for local, regional, and national applications to manage, archive, exchange, and analyze data by HU.

Poster image of man's mugshot on the right with mountain background and text and logos on the left EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC
EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC
EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC

This is a recording of a previous webinar entitled: “EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC”. This webinar was recorded on May 30, 2024.

This is a recording of a previous webinar entitled: “EMIT: Imaging Spectroscopy, Surface Mineralogy, and Greenhouse Gas Products and Resources Available from the LP DAAC”. This webinar was recorded on May 30, 2024.

A satellite image of a lake beside an image of the Earth, with text on top of the image Image of the Week: A Warm February in Northern Minnesota
Image of the Week: A Warm February in Northern Minnesota
Image of the Week: A Warm February in Northern Minnesota

Like many lakes in northern Minnesota, Mille Lacs near Brainerd experienced an uncommonly warm winter this year, with lower than average snowfall. Natural color Landsat images from the past ten Februarys reveal a stark change in 2024.

Like many lakes in northern Minnesota, Mille Lacs near Brainerd experienced an uncommonly warm winter this year, with lower than average snowfall. Natural color Landsat images from the past ten Februarys reveal a stark change in 2024.

Screenshot showing title of video Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System
Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System
Lesson 14a - Searching for Domestic Names in the Geographic Names Information System

This lesson will show how to use the Domestic Names Search Application to find names of geographic features. By the end of this lesson, you will be introduced to the Geographic Names Information System, understand the search application for U.S. domestic geographic names, and see some search options and help features.

Timestamps:

This lesson will show how to use the Domestic Names Search Application to find names of geographic features. By the end of this lesson, you will be introduced to the Geographic Names Information System, understand the search application for U.S. domestic geographic names, and see some search options and help features.

Timestamps:

Satellite image of a white mass of clouds with circular dark spots with a title Von Karman Vortices in the Atlantic (Image of the Week)
Von Karman Vortices in the Atlantic (Image of the Week)
Von Karman Vortices in the Atlantic (Image of the Week)

On March 3rd, near South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Landsat 9 captured this dream-like image. This natural color view shows a weather pattern known as a “Von Karman vortex street," caused by prevailing winds from the southeast.

On March 3rd, near South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Landsat 9 captured this dream-like image. This natural color view shows a weather pattern known as a “Von Karman vortex street," caused by prevailing winds from the southeast.

2024 Overview of the USGS 3D Elevation Program and 3D Hydrography Program for Tribes Presentation Thumbnail 2024 Overview of the USGS 3D Elevation Program and 3D Hydrography Program for Tribes
2024 Overview of the USGS 3D Elevation Program and 3D Hydrography Program for Tribes
2024 Overview of the USGS 3D Elevation Program and 3D Hydrography Program for Tribes

USGS invited all federally recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations to virtual informational meetings on March 11, 2024 and March 22, 2024 about the 3D National Topography Model and its components, the 3D Elevation Program and the 3D Hydrography Program.

USGS invited all federally recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations to virtual informational meetings on March 11, 2024 and March 22, 2024 about the 3D National Topography Model and its components, the 3D Elevation Program and the 3D Hydrography Program.

Audio

Image of EROS Center and Kristi Kline with Eyes on Earth graphic on top
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Image of EROS Center and Kristi Kline with Eyes on Earth graphic on top
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 119 - Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections
Eyes on Earth Episode 119 – Kristi Kline: EROS Career Reflections

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with Kristi Kline about the constant changes and innovations that have been needed at EROS to keep up with changes in computer tech and data processing. Kline has been a part of helping to implement these changes over the past 27 years and is now retiring at the end of May 2024.

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with Kristi Kline about the constant changes and innovations that have been needed at EROS to keep up with changes in computer tech and data processing. Kline has been a part of helping to implement these changes over the past 27 years and is now retiring at the end of May 2024.

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Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Image of Earth with mugshots of three people and a little text overlaid
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 118 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2
Eyes on Earth Episode 118 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 2

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission, targeted for launch around 2030. While that may seem like a ways into the future, it takes a lot of work to prepare for such a big mission.

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission, targeted for launch around 2030. While that may seem like a ways into the future, it takes a lot of work to prepare for such a big mission.

Earth surrounded by illustration of satellite passes with a white label and three mugshots overlaying it
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 117 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 117 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Earth surrounded by illustration of satellite passes with a white label and three mugshots overlaying it
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
EoE thumbnail image for Episode 117 - Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1
Eyes on Earth Episode 117 – Preparing for Landsat Next, Part 1

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission. In Part 1, we’ll hear about how different Landsat Next will be from previous Landsat missions and how its additional spectral bands, higher resolution and 6-day revisit will benefit science and society.

In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we talk with several people involved with the next Landsat mission. In Part 1, we’ll hear about how different Landsat Next will be from previous Landsat missions and how its additional spectral bands, higher resolution and 6-day revisit will benefit science and society.

Mugshot of bearded man with bookshelves behind him and a little white text
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Eyes on Earth Episode 116 – Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Eyes on Earth Episode 116 – Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Mugshot of bearded man with bookshelves behind him and a little white text
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Thumbnail image for EoE Episode 116 - Landsat Images the Twilight Zone
Eyes on Earth Episode 116 – Landsat Images the Twilight Zone

Landsat has documented changes all over the world for over 50 years. Changes in polar regions are happening especially rapidly. But it’s dark in polar regions much of the time. Therefore, a new acquisition scheme is adding more imagery of these dark, polar regions so these changes can be studied in more detail, even in polar twilight.

Landsat has documented changes all over the world for over 50 years. Changes in polar regions are happening especially rapidly. But it’s dark in polar regions much of the time. Therefore, a new acquisition scheme is adding more imagery of these dark, polar regions so these changes can be studied in more detail, even in polar twilight.

Photo of five women outside a building, with four mugshots and a little text laid on top of the photo
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
Eyes on Earth Episode 115 – EROS Women in Science
Eyes on Earth Episode 115 – EROS Women in Science
Photo of five women outside a building, with four mugshots and a little text laid on top of the photo
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
EoE thumbnail image for episode 115 about EROS women in science
Eyes on Earth Episode 115 – EROS Women in Science

Women have been crucial to the EROS workforce from the very beginning in a variety of areas, from customer service and computers to film processing and administration.

Women have been crucial to the EROS workforce from the very beginning in a variety of areas, from customer service and computers to film processing and administration.

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Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Eyes on Earth Episode 114 – The Color of Water with Landsat
Eyes on Earth Episode 114 – The Color of Water with Landsat
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Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Thumbnail image of EoE episode 114 on water quality with Landsat
Eyes on Earth Episode 114 – The Color of Water with Landsat

Typically, we use Landsat data to study changes on the land—you know, Landsat. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we learn how satellite images and pixels of water, along with actual water samples, are helpful in determining the productivity of lakes across the United States. We talk with Mendenhall Fellow and Research Geographer Dr.

Typically, we use Landsat data to study changes on the land—you know, Landsat. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we learn how satellite images and pixels of water, along with actual water samples, are helpful in determining the productivity of lakes across the United States. We talk with Mendenhall Fellow and Research Geographer Dr.