Landsat International Cooperators and Global Archive Consolidation

Fact Sheet 2016-3018



Landsat missions have always been an important component of U.S. foreign policy, as well as science and technology policy. The program’s longstanding network of International Cooperators (ICs), which operate numerous International Ground Stations (IGS) around the world, embodies the United States’ policy of peaceful use of outer space and the worldwide dissemination of civil space technology for public benefit. Thus, the ICs provide an essential dimension to the Landsat mission.

In 2010, the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) effort began, with a goal to consolidate the Landsat data archives of all international ground stations, make the data more accessible to the global Landsat community, and significantly increase the frequency of observations over a given area of interest to improve scientific uses such as change detection and analysis.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Landsat International Cooperators and Global Archive Consolidation (ver. 1.2, June 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3018, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Landsat International Cooperator Network
  • Landsat Global Archive Consolidation
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat International Cooperators and Global Archive Consolidation
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3018
DOI 10.3133/fs20163018
Edition Version 1.0: Originally posted April 7, 2016; Version 1.1: December 8, 2016; Version 1.2: June 10, 2019
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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