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created Feb 17, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

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Description

Ten million archive images of the Earth's surface are available for immediate selection and free download via the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's Global Visualization Viewer at http://glovis.usgs.gov/. Users can preview thumbnail browse images and download full-image selections from 1.5 million aerial photos of U.S. sites and 8.5 million images captured worldwide by U.S. Earth-observing satellites.

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Geography and Environment
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Multispectral Scanner, Enhanced Thematic Mapper, ETM+, MSS, Thematic Mapper, remote sensing, satellite, earth observations, TM, Landsat
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
US Geological Survey
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of the Interior
Sub-Agency
US Geological Survey
Date Released
1972
Date Updated
Daily
Time Period
1972 - current
Frequency
16-days; Any given area is potentially imaged once every 16 days; images are added to the collection several times daily
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Tool Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Geospatial
Unique ID
93
Extended Type
Data Extraction Tool
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
http://edc.usgs.gov/about/customer/citation.html There are no restrictions on data received from the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, unless expressly identified prior to or at the time of receipt. Depending on the product source, we request that the following statements be used when citing, copying, or reprinting data: USGS Products Acknowledgement: Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey. See USGS Visual Identity System Guidance for further details. Questions concerning the use or redistribution of USGS data should be directed to: ask@usgs.gov or 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747).
Agency Program Page
http://remotesensing.usgs.gov
Agency Data Series Page
http://landsat.usgs.gov
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Each Landsat image collected is a scene. Each Landsat scene is 115 x 106 miles long. The globe is divided into 57,784 scenes, and each Landsat scene has about 3 billion bytes of data.
Granularity
15-meter to 120-meter pixels depending on the instrument used
Geographic Coverage
Global land areas
Data Description
Collection Mode
satellite and satellite ground station antennas and related equipment
Data Collection Instrument
http://landsat.usgs.gov
Data Dictionary
http://landsat.usgs.gov
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Not Relevant
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
Department of the Interior/USGS
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created Feb 17, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

Description

Ten million archive images of the Earth's surface are available for immediate selection and free download via the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's Global Visualization Viewer at http://glovis.usgs.gov/. Users can preview thumbnail browse images and download full-image selections from 1.5 million aerial photos of U.S. sites and 8.5 million images captured worldwide by U.S. Earth-observing satellites.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
4135
Downloads
2768
Comments
0
Contributors
0
Meta
Category
Geography and Environment
Permissions
Public
Tags
Multispectral Scanner, Enhanced Thematic Mapper, ETM+, MSS, Thematic Mapper, remote sensing, satellite, earth observations, TM, Landsat
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
US Geological Survey
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of the Interior
Sub-Agency
US Geological Survey
Date Released
1972
Date Updated
Daily
Time Period
1972 - current
Frequency
16-days; Any given area is potentially imaged once every 16 days; images are added to the collection several times daily
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Tool Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Geospatial
Unique ID
93
Extended Type
Data Extraction Tool
Contributing Agency Information
Citation
http://edc.usgs.gov/about/customer/citation.html There are no restrictions on data received from the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, unless expressly identified prior to or at the time of receipt. Depending on the product source, we request that the following statements be used when citing, copying, or reprinting data: USGS Products Acknowledgement: Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey. See USGS Visual Identity System Guidance for further details. Questions concerning the use or redistribution of USGS data should be directed to: ask@usgs.gov or 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747).
Agency Program Page
http://remotesensing.usgs.gov
Agency Data Series Page
http://landsat.usgs.gov
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
Each Landsat image collected is a scene. Each Landsat scene is 115 x 106 miles long. The globe is divided into 57,784 scenes, and each Landsat scene has about 3 billion bytes of data.
Granularity
15-meter to 120-meter pixels depending on the instrument used
Geographic Coverage
Global land areas
Data Description
Collection Mode
satellite and satellite ground station antennas and related equipment
Data Collection Instrument
http://landsat.usgs.gov
Data Dictionary
http://landsat.usgs.gov
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Not Relevant
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
Department of the Interior/USGS