Texas and Landsat

Fact Sheet 2021-3017



The State of Texas has the largest land area of any in the contiguous United States, and its sprawling landscapes show rich geographic diversity. The Lone Star State has cactus flats in the high plains of its far western panhandle, rolling hills in its western Trans-Pecos region, farms and ranchlands stretching across central Texas, thick forests and swamplands spread through the east, and 3,359 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline. The consistent, reliable, and historically unique Landsat data archive provides an important tool for Texans to track landscape changes and enhance their economy and environment. 

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Texas and Landsat (ver. 1.1, October 2022): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3017, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213017.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Mapping Change to Texas Coastlines
  • Tracking Urban Heat from Above
  • Measuring and Managing Water Use
  • Landsat—Critical Information Infrastructure for the Nation
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Texas and Landsat
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3017
DOI 10.3133/fs20213017
Edition Version 1.0: March 30, 2021: Version 1.1: October 17, 2022
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Texas
Online Only (Y/N) N
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