Jan 23, 2017 · 2 min read

The latest integration of archive and up-to-date data from the US Landsat satellites has successfully enriched Sentinel Hub for the satellite imagery from Landsat-5, Landsat-7 and Landsat-8.

Earth Observation from space provides unique information essential to monitoring land change, assessing environmental hazards, managing natural resources, improving our understanding of climate, and more. Sentinel-2 provides unmatched insight into current situation. However, it was not possible to observe long-term processes until now.

The newly integrated satellite imagery lets you to see how the Europe’s surface has changed over the past 32 years. Data can be easily and effortlessly accessed with our WMS Service or WMS Mosaic Generator.

Figure 1: Access satellite imagery from Landsat-5, Landsat-7 and Landsat-8 with Sentinel Mosaic Generator.

The integration of Landsat data was done in close cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), which made their own Landsat archive available free of charge in 2009. A vast repository of Earth observation (EO) data gathered by Landsat satellites is based within ESA’s cloud initiative EO Innovative Platform Testbed.

Among the interesting facts about the newly integrated data is for sure a large number of archived scenes. At the time being, the archive for Europe contains almost 800,000 scenes from Landsat 5, nearly 87,000 scenes from Landsat 7 and slightly more than 105,000 scenes from Landsat 8.

Figure 2: You can access the Landsat satellite imagery all the way back to 1984. Data source: USGS (

You can access the Landsat satellite imagery in European region all the way back to 1984, thanks to Landsat-5 launch on March 1, 1984. With continuous delivery of high quality global data of Earth’s land surfaces for 28 years and 10 months it has officially set a new Guinness World Record for »longest-operating Earth observation satellite.«

Check out our short presentations of some remarkable changes in Europe shown by satellite imagery from Landsat data from 1984 onwards.

The port of Rotterdam, the largest in Europe, was the world’s busiest port from 1962 to 2004. Now it’s the fourth biggest port in the world. Throughout the twentieth century, the docks and terminals have moved tens of kilometres away to land reclaimed from the sea. The video shows the evolution of the last 32 years.
In the video the landscape wounded by coal mining is being transformed into Germany’s lake district. A former open-cast mine extending from the northeast of Zwenkau to its northwest is currently being rehabilitated and converted to Lake Zwenkau.

We are working to integrate worldwide Landsat data as well, with Landsat-8 planned to be supported in this quarter.

Read more about our newest tool, EO Browser, a complete archive of Sentinel-2, ESA’s archive of Landsat 5, 7, 8, and Proba-V products reachable in one place.

Contact us for a trial account and get access to Landsat and Sentinel data.

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