USGS

Online Landslide Inventory Mapping Tool

Caitlin Dempsey

The USGS has launched an online web map that compiles existing United States landslide data into a searchable tool called the U.S. Landslide Inventory Map.

Changes to the National Land Cover Database

Mark Altaweel

The National Land Cover Database is a GIS dataset that is seen as critical for monitoring the impact of fires, particularly increased wildfires in the West, general health of ecosystems, biodiversity monitoring, and increasing effects of climate change on land cover.

This Tools Helps You Figure Out Which Satellite Bands to Use for Remote Sensing

Caitlin Dempsey

The USGS offers the Landsat Spectral Characteristics Viewer which lets users view how different earth observation satellite instruments can be used for their remote sensing needs.  

The USGS Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Program

Mark Altaweel

Landsat data, referenced with WGS84 and provided as GeoTIFF, can be accessed from EarthExplorer for the contiguous US, Alaska, and Hawaii.

How LiDAR is Being Used to Help With Natural Disaster Mapping and Management

GIS Contributor

Michael Shillenn, vice president and program manager with Quantum Spatial outlines three projects where LiDAR data from the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) has been used to assist in planning, disaster response and recovery, and emergency preparedness.