Virginia and Landsat

Fact Sheet 2021-3050



From the shores of Jamestown and spreading north, south, and west, the lands that became the State of Virginia were some of the first in North America top experience rapid landscape change from European settlement. Imagery and data from the USGS Landsat series of satellites offer an unparalleled resource for the study, understanding, and preservation of Virginia’s land and water resources. From monitoring the health of water bodies to managing invasive species to planning for a range of climate change effects, the USGS National Land Imaging Program’s stewardship and public delivery of Landsat data have benefitted Virginians in myriad ways.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Virginia and Landsat (ver. 1.1, February 2023): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3050, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Watching Over the Bay
  • Tracking Forest Health
  • Monitoring Urban Development
  • Landsat—Critical Information Infrastructure for the Nation
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Virginia and Landsat
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3050
DOI 10.3133/fs20213050
Edition Version 1.0: September 7, 2021; Version 1.1: February 22, 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 Virginia
Online Only (Y/N) N
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