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The latest, up-to-date information on the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative.

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Tools Help Scientists Wrangle LCMAP Data and More

The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive contains 50 years—and counting—of Earth observations in Landsat data. It’s no...

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2022 Year in Review for USGS EROS

Plenty of significant occasions and accomplishments were celebrated by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in 2022.

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LCMAP Adds Data for 2021 with Release of Collection 1.3

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative has released the third update to its conterminous United States (CONUS)...

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Landsat: Helping Us Help Ourselves for 50 Years

We can’t see them, but they’ve faithfully circled above us for 50 years. From hundreds of miles away, Landsat satellites have revealed details and...

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Fifty Years of Landsat: Observing Global Forests from above the Canopy

Around the world, forests provide timber and other wood products, fuel, flood control, biological diversity, recreation, carbon storage and much more...

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Fifty Years of Landsat: Sharing Earth information for the benefit of all

In 2022, the Landsat series of satellites, a program conducted jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA, celebrates a half century of worldwide...

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Fifty Years of Landsat: Pioneer in Promoting Food Security from Space

Celebrating 50 years of continuous Earth observation, the joint U.S. Geological Survey/NASA Landsat program of Earth observation satellites has...

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LCMAP Releases Hawaii Collection 1

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative has released its first set of land cover and land surface change...

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LCMAP Adds Data for 2020 with Release of Collection 1.2

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative has released the second update to its Conterminous United States (CONUS...

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A Legacy Continues with Landsat 9 Launch

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and USGS. The satellite will continue the Landsat program’s mission to capture repeat snapshots of Earth to...

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Study of California Blue Oak Decline During Drought Draws Interest

A study published June 29, 2021 in the journal Frontiers in Climate, titled “Hotter Drought Escalates Tree Cover Declines in Blue Oak Woodlands of...

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LCMAP Releases Adds Data for 2018, 2019 with Release of Collection 1.1

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative has released the first update to its Conterminous United States (CONUS)...

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