NASA has begun harnessing Amazon’s Scalable Storage Service (S3), a service we as a company stand by wholeheartedly, to dump their satellite imagery to make it available to the public.
“Landsat is an earth observation program conducted in partnership by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA that creates moderate-resolution satellite imagery of all land on Earth every 16 days. ” https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/start-using-landsat-on-aws/
MapBox is utilizing the imagery with their software to offer a map of the world “With every pixel captured within the past 32 days Landsat-live features the freshest imagery possible around the entire planet.“. They are even taking measures to ensure the map is cloudless, “Areas that were fully clouded on recent satellite passes don’t have data – check in again soon.”
As Amazon has said “we hope to accelerate innovation in climate research, humanitarian relief, and disaster preparedness efforts around the world by making Landsat data readily available near our flexible computing resources”.
You can learn more about how to access the data on the Landsat AWS page.