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15 Free Satellite Imagery Data Sources

Source: http://gisgeography.com/free-satellite-imagery-data-list/

If you want free satellite data, there’s no better way to do it then to follow this incredibly useful guide. Ranked from top to lower tier, here are your go-to free satellite imagery sources. Take a look at our list of eyes from the sky.

1 USGS Earth Explorer – Unlock the Power of Landsat and More

USGS Earth Explorer

Whether you live in the United States, in the Arctic circle or an obscure country like Transnistria, we can all appreciate the abundance of data theUSGS Earth Explorer has to offer.

We’ve relentlessly hyped USGS Earth Explorerhere, here and here… .and we’re about to do it again…

From no data to hyperspectral data, USGS is the undisputed world champion of free satellite data providers. Here’s why:

  • Access to Landsat satellite data – a legacy that goes unmatched. 40-years of history of our Earth with consistent spectral bands.
  • Vertically position yourself with NASA’s ASTER and Shuttle Radar Topography Missions global Digital Elevation Models.
  • Gain full access to NASA’s Land Data Products and Services including Hyperion’s hyperspectral data, MODIS & AVHRR land surface reflectance and disperse Radar data.

We sound like a broken record. But USGS Earth Explorer is a world class source of free satellite data. Regardless where you live, you NEED to look at the USGS Earth Explorer.

Read More: How to Download Free Landsat Imagery from the USGS Earth Explorer:

2 ESA’s Sentinel Mission – New Leader in Free High Resolution Data?

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