Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

Image Servers – TerraServer


The TerraServer-USA Web site is one of the world’s largest online databases, providing free public access to a 3.3 tera-byte data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States. TerraServer is designed to work with commonly available computer systems and Web browsers over slow speed communications links. The TerraServer name is a play on words, with “Terra” referring to the “earth” or “land” and also to the terabytes of images stored on the site.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides the TerraServer site with images and maps of the United States. The images are in the public domain, and are freely available for you to download, use and re-distribute.


Page last updated: Dec. 13, 2016


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