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United States Geological Survey, government agency overseeing study and mapping of earth and life sciences.

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Downloading data from Earth Explorer (USGS)

I am trying to download some landsat data using the USGS Earth Explorer tool. Before logging in, I can select my data sets using the data set tab, but can't download the images as I have to be logged ...
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ArcGIS Pro unable to connect to USGS OGC Web services

I'm attempting to add a geology layer in ArcGIS Pro from the USGS, the urls are on this page: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/, under OGC webservices. When I try to connect I get an error window ...
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Accessing USGS Map Tiles

I'm developing a Windows desktop app that uses map tile servers to display a scrollable map. It currently supports OpenStreetMap, OpenTopoMap and Bing Maps. I'm looking to see if there is a service ...
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Loading data from USGS National Map server in ArcMap

How can I add data from the USGS National Map server to ArcMap? Specific goal is to load data and processed products like 3DEP hillshades from the TNM Download without having to download it locally, ...
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When exporting Map Service layer of USGS topo maps as a GeoTIFF the resolution is always fuzzy. How can I get a better image?

Using QGIS. When I increase DPI the export times out. Image must be Georeferenced because I am bringing it into CAD with other data on State Plane coord. The individual 7.5" Quad JPEGS from the ...
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How feasible is it to scan CORONA satellite imagery in the National Archives?

I'm building a dataset of several hundred historical CORONA satellite images for a research project. I know that one can request these images from the US Geological Survey, but new scans cost $30 ...
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QGIS slope output problems

I've been trying to calculate slope in percentage for a project I'm working on but keep running into this issue Whenever I calculate slope using the designated Slope tool or the r.slope.aspect tool I ...
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Proj4 string for USGS Bulletin 1532

I'm using an application that uses equations from USGS Bulletin 1532 (see source code - line 295: http://docs.ros.org/en/kinetic/api/robot_localization/html/api/navsat__conversions_8h_source.html#...
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Indexing USGS Landsat Collection 2 data in Open Data Cube [duplicate]

The USGS Landsat Collection 2 data has been released for a while and there's no clear way to index it into the Open Data Cube. Is there a prepare script or some other method that can be used to index ...
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Merging LiDAR files using R [closed]

I am downloading LiDAR files (.laz) from https://apps.nationalmap.gov/downloader/#/. How can I merge multiple files together using R? Note that this related to Merging multiple LiDAR (.las) files ...
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Projection of aerial image using QGIS

I am having a very hard time with a USGS Declass3 image (D3C1210-200272A025). I have already tried different projections, unfortunately without success. For sure, the problem is me, but I don't know ...
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In Earth Engine, when exporting to drive the raster is shifted

The Problem: Two identical Landsat scenes were downloaded from two different sources. USGS Earth Explorer and Google Earth Engine. Although both of the scenes are in the exact same coordinate system (...
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Is it correct to use a 1/3 arc-second DEM to make a 2 ft contour shapefile?

I need 2ft contours for all of Puerto Rico. I have downloaded 1/3 arc-second DEM on the island from the USGS. Would it even be accurate I if I just made these in ArcGIS Pro? All alternatives and ...
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GeoTIFF height map banding/terracing

I'm getting pretty bad banding, terracing, low resolution appearance when importing height maps to QGIS. I've searched the forums and haven't found a solution to this. Attached are the original USGS (...
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Google Earth Engine - USGS Landsat 8 Level 2, Collection 2, Tier 1 metadata, should it differ from USGS guide?

I have been using "USGS Landsat 8 Level 2, Collection 2, Tier 1" and it's 'ST_ARAN' band and getting unexpected results. On the GEE docs (https://developers.google.com/earth-engine/datasets/...
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USGS Bulk Downloader 'No JVM could be found on your system'

I installed Java JRE 10 and the bulk downloader successfully but when I run the bulk downloads application it's popping up with the error message
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Landsat collection 2 level 1

I am working on NDWI and MNDWI indices using Landsat 5,7 and 8 to identify permanent water bodies in two images by mosaicing them. When using Landsat collection 1 data I have performed atmospheric and ...
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Landsat 5 missing archives in Africa

I am trying to download Landsat 5 tile on USGS explorer from the Landsat Collection 1 and Landsat Collection 2 dataset in order to do temporal analysis. However, in Africa, I can only retrieve a few ...
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USGS Bulk Downloader cannot locate install4j

Trying to run the the USGS' Bulk Download Application (https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/earthexplorer-bulk-download-application-bda) and keep getting an error message that it could not find the JRE. ...
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Indexing USGS Landsat Collection 2 Level 2 datasets into Open Data Cube

I'm trying to ingest data using Landsat 8 Collection 2 Level 2 data into the Open Data Cube, but I couldn't find any examples for data preparation. How do I index USGS Landsat Collection 2 datasets ...
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Pdal and Earth Curvature/which EPSG

I am attempting to combine Lidar data that we capture using a scanner (which is real-world accurate) and USGS Lidar data. I am currently using Pdal and Entwine to download and reproject the section of ...
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Failing to download SRTM data from USGS

I was used to download SRTM/DEM data from the following link: https://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM3/ But I'm not being able to download anymore, I don't know the exact causes of that, it was ...
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Massachusetts Woodland Shapefile / GDB Not Rendering Correctly QGIS

I am working on a personal project that utilizes USGS Land Cover Woodland data sets and I seem to have an issue in QGIS where part of the state of Massachusetts is missing / not rendering correctly. ...
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No download Option

I am using Modis-13A2 in USGS earth Explorer but I am unable to download its GeoTIFF file because download option is not available kindly guide me. ]1
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USGS topo symbols for light-duty and unimproved roads

Mapping in QGIS 3.14, I want to use the same symbol as the local historical USGS 24K quads use for unimproved road and light-duty road. An example can be seen here (the black continuous road and the ...
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Range of numbers for Township and Range

I am creating a GUI for input of PLSS data (Township, Range, Section). There will be 5 pull down or spinner components: Township, North/South, Range, East/West, Section The North/South component will ...
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Extract USGS satellite image inside a given bounding box

I'm using USGS explorer to extract satellite image. What I want is that given a bounding box, I want to extract satellite image inside the box (see the image attached). I don't want the blur satellite ...
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How to index USGS ARD Satellite Data into an Open Data Cube?

I am trying to index a Landsat8-Satellite-Dataset from Massachusetts in the USA. I downloaded the dataset from USGS. Below my question you can find the datacube-metadata.yaml-File. It is surface ...
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Why is there no XML-File with metadata when I download Landsat 8 data on USGS?

I am trying to create a Data Cube with Open Data Cube for my Bachelor's Thesis. In the Python-Files from Open Data Cube to prepare the data for indexing there is a XML-File with metadata needed: https:...
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Elevation obtained from USGS DEM is different from Lidar elevation

For a project I'm working on I need to calculate height of objects for which I know their spatial 2D coordinates (e.g. buildings). I'm using Lidar data to extract the highest Z value for an object, ...
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Seeking Sentinel L1C images (.SAFE) from 2015-2019 since no longer available on Copernicus Open Access Hub

I am looking for Sentinel images from before 2019 in L1C quality and .SAFE format, as I want to correct them with sen2cor in SNAP to convert them to L2A quality. Where can I find them now that they ...
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Why am I getting this error when importing a GDB into QGIS?

I've downloaded the Lunar geology data from USGS here: https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/map/Moon/Geology/Unified_Geologic_Map_of_the_Moon_GIS While the topography is in ESRI Shapefile format and ...
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Split single band layer in QGIS

I have a single band raster layer, namely the USGS Global Mountain Explorer Home K3 dataset. It is a 8 bit unsigned integer GeoTIFF of 200 Mb, with 4 grey values each corresponding to a mountain ...
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Getting from a USGS historical topographic map to a Unity terrain heightmap

Is it possible to start from a USGS historical topographic map and get to a Unity terrain heightmap? To see an example of the kind of historical topo map I am talking about: Go to: https://ngmdb....
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Calculating LST time-servers graph

i am trying to compute the time series graph of the particular location i m getting this error no idea what to do i m using "MODIS/006/MOD11A" var lst = lstImg.select('LST_Day_1km') ....
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What is the meaning of TL in LiDAR point clouds data sets?

I am exploring some USGS LiDAR data sets and found several occurrences of data sets with the same name except that one had the acronym "TL" in its name and the other not. Example of this is: USGS ...
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What happened to buildings on USGS topo maps?

I have been using the National Map website to download some topographic maps and I can't help noticing a big difference between the old and new. Historical USGS topographic maps have building outlines ...
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Get zoomed-in images with the EarthExplorer API

I've been using the landsatxplore library that provides a Python API for EarthExplorer. However, when I've been searching for scenes using code like this: scenes = api.search( dataset='...
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How to extract data from DAAC index

I would like to extract a MODIS land cover dataset, among other things from DAAC. I found this python tool which allows me to feed a URL and automatically download the file, and also this library ...
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USGS Earth Explorer: Bulk Download from metadata export

I want to create a large bulk download order for Landsat Level-3 FSCA data. My search returns ~6700 results, but as far as I can tell I can only add one page of results (10) at a time. Is there a way ...
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Comparing Landast 8 Images?

I'm currently working with Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS Level-2 Data Products - Surface Reflectance and I would like to compare different landsat images from different places on earth. I was wondering if pixels ...
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Esri mapview USGS earthquake trigger popup from outside of map

I am trying to show some recent earthquake information in Esri maps using USGS earthquake API data. I am able to fetch the list from API data and also I got the map with those listed information ...
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Adding USGS WMTS to Mapbox gl js?

How do you add a wmts layer from the USGS basemaps found here as a mapbox-gl-js layer?: https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/services/
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Getting WMS address from ArcGIS Online service?

Was wondering if there was a way to get a WMS service address/feature/functionality from an ArcGIS online service, to provide Tile functionality? i.e. If I want to use this ArcGIS online service (...
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Loading DLG file into QGIS?

I downloaded hypsography (topo lines) in DLG (Digital Line Graph) format. The file came from OGRIP, although it originally came from USGS. According to Wikipedia, DLG files are topologically ...
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Manipulating Elevation Data from the USGS National Map

I am trying out @tylermorganwall Rayshader R library. Some instructions are given here by tylermw8 to get elevation data from the USGS National Map. I am interested in obtaining data around the ...
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Using NAVD88 geoid in Northern Canada?

The USGS NED (1-arcsec) dataset is available for the continental US as well as most of Canada. It is based on the NAVD88 vertical datum. I am interested in using the DEM to orthorectify SAR scenes in ...
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Locating Basemaps in QGIS?

I've been attempting to download a usable basemap for USGS Topography for quite some time. Going through the USGS procedure to acquire the map has not worked to date. Quickmapservices and Openlayer ...
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QGIS 3.2 using a USGS Topo for a basemap

On QGIS 3.2 I add, through the XYZ Tiles tab in the browser, this URL: http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/USA_Topo_Maps/MapServer/tile/${z}/${y}/${x}.jpg All that is displayed ...
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Combine multiple USGS topo quads into a single seamless raster?

I'm quite new to GIS (so please be patient with my incorrect terminology) but I'm teaching myself as much as I can in order to create my own map of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota....
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