New York and Landsat

Fact Sheet 2021-3020



From the iconic skyline of New York City to the forested landscapes of the Adirondack Mountains and the countryside of the Allegheny Plateau, the State of New York is overflowing with diversity and life. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and two of the Great Lakes to the north and west, New York has more than 7,600 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs and more than 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. New York’s stewardship of its freshwater resources is fundamental to the health and well-being of all who work at, reside in, and visit the State’s landmarks and places.

Harmful algal blooms in the State’s waterbodies are a growing concern and threaten the health of the region and its inhabitants. Images and data from Landsat satellites continue to provide critical information to scientists, public health officials, and resource managers who are studying the effects and risks of the problem.

Here is a closer look at just a few examples of the value of Landsat to New York.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, New York and Landsat (ver. 1.1, January 2023): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3020, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Urban Heat Equality Mapping
  • Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plans
  • Invasive Species in Hemlock Trees
  • Landsat—Critical Information Infrastructure for the Nation
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title New York and Landsat
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3020
DOI 10.3133/fs20213020
Edition Version 1.0: April 26, 2021; Version 1.1: January 23, 2023
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 New York
Online Only (Y/N) N
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