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Date published: December 2, 2020

USGS Releases the Most Advanced Landsat Archive to Date

USGS sets earth observation precedent with Landsat Collection 2 Dataset.

Date published: December 2, 2020

Water Monitoring, Mapping in Brazil Shows Value of Landsat Globally

For all of Landsat’s value to the United States—a 2017 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study placed the annual economic benefit of its data to this country at $2.06 billionthe satellite system plays a vital role as a global asset.

Date published: December 1, 2020

EROS Releases Collection 2, Boosting Cloud Access, Accuracy, Value of Landsat Archive

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is pleased to announce the December release of Landsat Collection 2, the most significant upgrade to the Landsat archive to date.

Date published: November 27, 2020

EROS’ Kurtis Nelson Deploys to California to Help Battle Woodward Fire

In his regular job, EROS Scientist Kurtis Nelson manages post-fire mapping activities at EROS—the largest being Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity, and the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) support. But for 21 days this past August and September, he did something more.

Date published: November 24, 2020

A Tribute to Dr. Michael Freilich

The USGS lost a good friend and partner earlier this year – Dr. Michael Freilich, former Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division. The renaming of an international Sentinel 6 Earth observing satellite mission in his honor, and its successful launch on November 21, 2020, was a fitting tribute to his life and legacy.

Date published: November 24, 2020

LCMAP Team to Present at AGU 2020

Members of the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) team at the USGS EROS Center will present on multiple topics during the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference.

Date published: November 24, 2020

FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Cemeteries in Southeastern MO

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: November 24, 2020

FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in IL & MO

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: November 24, 2020

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Schools in TX!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenges continue in the south with a new challenge for schools in Texas!  Features participating in this challenge include General Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools.

Date published: November 24, 2020

TNMCorps Newsletter – November 2020

The National Map Corps November 2020 Newsletter (Vol. 6, Issue 6) is now available.

Date published: November 18, 2020

Renowned Remote-Sensing Expert Details the Power, Potential of Time Series

When it comes to understanding the changing planet, or simply managing natural resources in a more efficient manner, Dr. Curtis Woodcock says the power of Landsat times series shouldn’t be underestimated.

Date published: November 18, 2020

Land Cover Partnership Releases Change Datasets for U.S., Mexico, Canada

The release of a change dataset for North America’s three largest countries will enable GIS researchers to more easily study continent-scale land use patterns that cross international borders.