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Landsat Missions

Landsat Project Statistics

As of January 31, 2016

The Landsat Archive

The chart below displays the number of scenes visible to all users on EarthExplorer as of January 31, 2016.

Available Landsat Scenes

In addition to the current Landsat 8 and Landsat 7 missions that are constantly increasing the data in the USGS archive, the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) effort is returning unique Landsat 1-5 MSS and TM data originally downlinked to International Ground Stations into the USGS archive, making even more data available to all users.

The files on the USGS Landsat Global Archive webpage provide a view of the data added to the USGS archive per satellite, per year.

Popular Areas of the World

The image below shows the Iguazu River area in Southern Brazil, in one of the most downloaded scenes from the USGS archives in January 2016.

Landsat 8 Path 222 Row 78
Acquired January 18, 2016

Popular area of the world

Landsat Data Distribution

The Landsat archive became available to all users at no charge in December of 2008. As of January 31, 2016, over 34 million scenes have been downloaded by users worldwide.

Opening the Landsat Archive: Million Marks

How Users Put Landsat to Work

This graph shows the top ten Landsat data uses from October 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

Top Ten Primary Data Usages

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