Redlands, US: Working in close collaboration with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Esri introduced Landsat image services. These provide access to almost four decades’ worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI’s US Geological Survey.
Esri provides access to the full multispectral, multitemporal Landsat data for free on ArcGIS Online as dynamic image services. “These Landsat image services expand the ability to monitor landscape change to Internet users worldwide,” said Jack Dangermond, President, Esri.
“The Esri Landsat services suite will enable users to access satellite images of the earth and see through time what’s happened to our globe,” stated Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes.
The Landsat image services from Esri leverage the 40-year, multibillion-dollar US government investment in the collection and archiving of continuous worldwide Landsat imagery for earth observation.
At 30-meter spatial resolution, Landsat imagery is suitable for mapping regional trends in climate change, agriculture, wildlife habitat, forestry, regional planning, coastal zones and national security. Each Landsat satellite image also “sees” more than humans by collecting data in nonvisible wavelengths such as the infrared and optical (natural colour) portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.