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EROS Data Center

January 1, 2000

The Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center, located in Sioux Falls, SD, is a data management, systems development, and research field center of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Mapping Division. The Center was established in the early 1970's to receive, process, and distribute data from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Landsat satellites. The Center holds the world's largest collection of space and aircraft acquired imagery of the Earth. These holdings include over 2 million images acquired from satellites and over 8 million aerial photographs. The Center is also a major focal point for information concerning the holdings of foreign Landsat ground reception stations and data acquired by other countries' Earth observing satellites. The central U.S. location provides the Center with a unique capability to receive real-time electronic signals from Earth orbiting satellites, used for developing data sets of most of the North American continent.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1980
Title EROS Data Center
DOI 10.3133/70039195
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Index ID 70039195
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center