Landsat Collections

Landsat, a joint program of the USGS and NASA, has been observing the Earth continuously from 1972 through the present day. Today the Landsat satellites image the entire Earth's surface at a 30-meter resolution about once every two weeks, including multispectral and thermal data.

Landsat data is available in Earth Engine in its raw form, as Surface Reflectance, TOA-corrected reflectance, and in various ready-to-use computed products such as NDVI and EVI vegetation indices.

Collection 2

Landsat Collection 2 marks the second major reprocessing effort on the Landsat archive by the USGS that results in several data product improvements that harness recent advancements in data processing, algorithm development, and data access and distribution capabilities. Learn more about Collection 2 from the USGS.

These data are in the process of being ingested into the Earth Engine Data Catalog

Collection 1

Landsat Collection 1 was established in 2016 to improve archive management. It is being superseded by Collection 2 as processing continues. Learn more about Collection 1 from the USGS.

2013 - Present
1999 - Present
1984 – 2012
1982 - 1993
1972 – 1999