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The Voyage of Discovery Continues: A Satellite View of the Journey of Lewis and Clark
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the 125th anniversary of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the USGS National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) has assembled a collection of satellite images that provides a contemporary view of the route that Lewis and Clark took from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Coast. The twenty-two individual images in the collection, acquired by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper-plus (ETM+) sensor carried aboard Landsat 7, provide a modern view of historically significant stops along the expedition route. Users can access the images by clicking on an interactive map that shows the expedition's entire route. Each image is accompanied by a brief metadata description that gives name, image source and acquisition date, and a description of the scene.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that USGS data be acquired directly from a USGS server and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. USGS welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors. USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-036
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
http://edc.usgs.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)