The Land Remote Sensing Image Gallery allows users to see how the surface of the Earth is changing rapidly, at local, regional, national, even global scales, with significant repercussions for people, the economy, and the environment.
Urban Growth in Columbus, Ohio
These two images show Columbus and surrounding areas in 1986 and again in 2014.
Holuhraun Lava Flow, Iceland
Lava has been flowing spectacularly from the Holuhraun lava field, and the eruptive fissure has now spread lava across more than 70 square kilometers (27 square miles).
U.S. Harvest Nears Completion
These two Landsat images show the harvest activity and seasonal vegetation changes along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska.
Over 20 Million Landsat Scenes Downloaded
Since 2008, all Landsat data-archived and newly acquired-have been available for free download.
Urban Growth of Maracaibo, Venezuela
The city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, is located on the western shore of a strait that connects Lake Maracaibo to the Gulf of Venezuela.
Huang He Delta and Laizhou Bay
The Huang He (Yellow) River in China flows from the Bayan Har Mountains to the Bohai Sea.
Shasta Lake, California
These two Landsat images show the changing shoreline of Shasta Lake reservoir in northern California over the past three years.
Mapping Biodiverse Highlands with Satellite Imagery and Elevation Data
A team from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center produced a detailed land use/land cover map of the highlands along the Senegal-Guinea border.
Detailed Elevation Data-Niger River Delta
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data had previously only been available worldwide at 90-meter resolution. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), NASA, and USGS are now releasing a newly processed, global SRTM 30-meter dataset.
The Zapata Peninsula is located in western Cuba. Most of this sparsely populated area lies within the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park and UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve.