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Earth Resources Observation and Science

Providing science and imagery to better understand our Earth.

A forecast for West Nile cases in South Dakota for 2018, created using a system devised with the aid of South Dakota State University's Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE). The GSCE used MODIS and Landsat data to inform the forecasting tool, which the South Dakota Department of Health will use to fine-tune its response to West Nile each year.

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Scientists Use Satellite, Climate Data to Forecast West Nile Risk in South Dakota


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At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change and produce land change data products used by researchers, resource managers, and policy makers across the nation and around the world. We also  operate the Landsat satellite program with NASA, and maintain the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth's land surface in existence, including tens of millions of satellite images.