The Thermic Mapper was designed in the 1970’s and that has slowly evolved and been improved into the technology of Landsat today. The technology was used by NASA to be satellites and used to map out different parts of the globe. Many of the new additions were very similar and in some cases identical other than some bug fixes. In the 1990’s the technology gained funding and support and 1992 Landsat-7 was made on an improvement from Landsat-6. The advancements today have helped to produce new maps but even now failures happen all the time. The future is bright when talking about accurate digital maps and with Landsat mapping more accurate than ever it is possible to examine the earth on a new level.