Get Involved‎ > ‎

EarthExplorer

EarthExplorer (

http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov) provides online search, browse display, metadata export, and data download for earth science data from the archives of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). EarthExplorer provides an enhanced user interface using state-of-the art JavaScript libraries, Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), and the advanced Oracle spatial engine.

Key Features A.

Key features in EarthExplorer include:

·  Fast, geospatial search engine

·  Map viewer for viewing overlay

·  Footprints and browse overlays

·  Simple, fast Graphical User Interface (GUI)

· Data access tool to search and discover data

· Textual query capability

·  Keyhole Markup Language (KML) export capability to interface with Google Earth

·  Save or export queries, results, and map overlay for reuse

· Request on-demand products

·  Access to browse images from standard products

·  User authentication service for· access to specialized datasets and tools

·  Access to Landsat Data

· Continuity Mission (LDCM) quality band data

·  Standard product downloads

·  User notifications of new acquisitions and available products through subscription services

·  Updated software code base supporting JavaScript and PHP

System/Browser requirements.

The following are the hardware and software requirements for using EarthExplorer:

 Hardware Requirements – Windows:·

o 233 Gigahertz (GHz) processor - 2GHz or better recommended

o Minimum of 256 Megabyte (MB) Random Access Memory (RAM) – 4 Gigabyte (GB) recommended

o Minimum of 20GB of free space - 100GB recommended

o Display capable of 800x600 with 256 colors and 32MB of video RAM

o Mouse

o Keyboard

 Hardware Requirements – Apple Mac:·

o Intel x86 or PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 - 2GHz or better recommended

o Minimum of 256MB RAM - 4GB recommended

o Minimum of 20GB of free space - 100GB recommended

o Display capable of 800x600 with 256 colors and 32MB of video RAM

o Mouse

o Keyboard

 Support handheld and tablet devices via browsers·

 Network Requirements

o Broadband connection 15 Megabit per Second (Mbps)

o 3G network impacts display speed

 Software Requirements:·

o Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

o Mac OS X

o Unix

o Linux

o Solaris

 Browsers supported:·

o Internet Explorer (7.x, 8.x, 9.x)

o Firefox (3.x, 4.x)

o Chrome (10.x)

o Opera (10.x)

o Safari (5.x)