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July 18, 2016 – Webpage, factsheets highlight 50 years of “Project EROS”

In 1966, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall announced his vision to create “a program aimed at gathering facts about the natural resources of the earth from earth-orbiting satellites.” The announcement created “Project EROS”.

Leading up to the golden jubilee on September 21, 2016, USGS EROS webpage contains not only historical artifacts about this important milestone, but also links to a number of new factsheets being created to demonstrate the benefits of Landsat. (Read More)

June 20, 2016 - New Landsat Update Available

Landsat Update Volume 10 Issue 3 provides details about the upcoming Landsat Collection 1 reprocessing timeline and modified sample data links. Also included is important information about upcoming changes to the Landsat 8 Surface Reflectance data processing algorithm.

June 17, 2016 - New Landsat-derived Global Land Cover Data Available

A new 30-meter Global Land Cover data product is now available to download. The new product consists of layers of circa-2010 tree cover and bare ground, as well as persistent surface water layer 2000-2012 and is derived from Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data. (Read More)

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