Earth As Art 6

General Information Product 194



Earth has a stunning variety of landscapes. The colors, patterns, textures, and shapes all make for intriguing artwork as seen from the perspective of space.

Earth As Art shows not only what satellites capture in the visible wavelengths of light you and I can see, but also what’s hiding in the invisible wavelengths that Landsat sensors can detect in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Those combinations can bring out much more scientific value, but also can produce imagery of breathtaking beauty.

Earth As Art 6 even includes images from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. Sensors attached to a UAS also capture visible and infrared light and have proven their value at monitoring change over time alongside their spaceborne partners. Besides, their images look great, too. Enjoy the latest from Earth As Art!

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2019, Earth as art 6—A unique and unconventional perspective of the Earth’s geographic attributes: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 194, 42 p.,

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

ISSN: 2332-3531 (print)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Earth as art 6
Series title General Information Product
Series number 194
DOI 10.3133/gip194
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 42 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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