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.
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.
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.
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.
Coastal Flooding near Semarang City, Indonesia
Coastal inundation is an ongoing concern for the region near Semarang, Indonesia. This area faces several different types of flood risk, due to the potential combination of high tides, seasonal rainfall events, and river flooding.
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.
Volcanic Ashfall, Mount Tavurvur
Mount Tavurvur erupted on August 29, 2014, sending ash over surrounding areas on Papua New Guinea’s New Britain Island.
Oil Production near Tioga, North Dakota
These Landsat images show the area around Tioga, North Dakota, in 2002 and again in 2014.
Urban Expansion of Shenyang, China
The city of Shenyang is one of the largest cities in northeastern China. These images show the city in 1984, and again in 2014.
Dam Breach at Mount Polley Mine, Canada
On August 4, 2014, an earthen dam failed at the Mount Polley Mine in central British Columbia, Canada.