Kentucky and Landsat

Fact Sheet 2022-3017



From its rolling pastures to its forested Appalachian peaks, Kentucky’s scenery offers beauty along with contrast. Rivers, including the Mississippi and the Ohio, border much of the State, and more rivers and hundreds of lakes are inside its borders. Kentucky is also home to the world’s longest known cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, and its residents maintain long-held traditions of coal mining, farming, horse racing, and bourbon making.

Although residents and visitors have a lot to explore up close, viewing Kentucky through a long lens—one extending into space—can offer even more information about its environmental and natural resources. Landsat satellite data can help State and Federal governments monitor the quality and health of Kentucky’s lands and waters.

Here is a closer look at some of the many ways that Landsat benefits Kentucky.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2022, Kentucky and Landsat (ver. 1.1, January 2023): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2022–3017, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Assessing Wildfire Effects
  • Monitoring Potential Harm
  • A Bigger View of Parks and Forests
  • Landsat—Critical Information Infrastructure for the Nation
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Kentucky and Landsat
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2022-3017
DOI 10.3133/fs20223017
Edition Version 1.0: March 24, 2022; Version 1.1: January 18, 2023
Year Published 2022
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 Kentucky
Online Only (Y/N) N
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