Happy birthday Landsat!

….A couple of Yottabytes of data and 40 years later…

Landsat’s been operating for 40 years now and has collected quite some geospatial data during this time.
I stumbled across this article on #Engadget and really liked it.

Go and have a look at the video, quite interesting, even though the title is somewhat misleading.
What I like most is the fact that Landsat decided to make all of its data available to everybody back in December 2008. Which changed the landscape for geospatial data quite much [quote from the video “we could use the data we could afford, not the data we needed”] and opened new possibilities for “stuff” like Google Earth.
Nice and well ahead of all of the good #opendata discussions.

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