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Esri launches a new application for Landsat satellite data to visualize and analyze land change

Esri launches a new application for Landsat satellite data to visualize and analyze land change

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Esri, the global leader in mapping and geolocation software, announces the launch of Landsat Explorer, a revolutionary online application that simplifies access and analysis of multispectral imagery generated by Landsat satellite missions like never before. Remote sensing and Earth observation imagery play a critical role in helping organizations at local, regional and national levels make informed decisions about natural resources, man-made landscapes and the environment. Esri's new ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World app provides unprecedented ease of use and access to multispectral imagery Landsat Level 2Thus enabling organizations to make clear decisions about natural resources and the environment. Thanks to their deep time record, multispectral images from Landsat satellite missions support a wide range of ground observation applications.

Multispectral Landsat imagery is a critical tool for organizations that need to track and document land use and changes associated with climate change, urbanization, drought, wildfires, deforestation and other natural processes and “human activities,” says Sean Breyer, ArcGIS program manager. Living Atlas of the World, ISRI. These images are based on archives dating back more than 40 years, representing one of the most important sources for understanding Earth changes from a temporal point of view. GIS not only allows data to be accessed and shared like Landsat, but also allows users to extract and disseminate value-added insights.

The new application allows discovery and exploration of Landsat images which is very intuitive and will be particularly useful for organizations working with remote sensing and Earth observation imagery. Landsat, jointly managed by the USGS and NASA, is the longest space-based Earth observation program in history. The Landsat program officially began in 1972 with the launch of Landsat 1, and with Landsat 4 in 1982, the program began to ensure data continuity from one mission to the next. This continuity of data is essential for reliable monitoring and analysis of Earth's processes and their changes over time.

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Landsat Level-2 data is available in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, a dynamic time series of images accessible across the ArcGIS system and used to power the Landsat Explorer web application. With an intuitive user experience, the app draws on a range of ArcGIS capabilities to explore the wealth of information Landsat provides. Key capabilities include:

  • Visual exploration of a dynamic global mosaic of the best Landsat views available

  • Real-time multispectral band combinations and indices for visualization and analysis

  • Interactive search for scene function based on location, sensor, time or cloud cover

  • Visual change over time using scrolling and animation modes

  • Spectral analysis of plants, water, land surface temperature and more.

Discover the online application now

About Ezri:

Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial intelligence and mapping software, helps customers realize the full potential of data and improve their operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, Esri designs software that is deployed in hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, for-profit nonprofits, and universities. Esri leverages regional offices, distributors and international partners, enabling it to provide local support in more than 100 countries on six continents. Building on the company's pioneering commitment to geospatial technologies and analytics, Esri engineers design highly innovative solutions that leverage the geographic approach to solve some of our planet's most complex problems by placing them in the critical context of localization. Find us on .

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