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Raw Data Catalog
USGS Global Visualization Viewer for Aerial and Satellite Data
Department of the Interior
US Geological Survey
Geography and Environment
1972 - current
16-days; Any given area is potentially imaged once every 16 days; images are added to the collection several times daily
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
. 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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Specialized Data Category Designation
Landsat, satellite, ETM+, MSS, TM, Multispectral Scanner, Enhanced Thematic Mapper, Thematic Mapper, remote sensing, earth observations
Contributing Agency Information
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: email@example.com or 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747).
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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.
15-meter to 120-meter pixels depending on the instrument used
Global land areas
satellite and satellite ground station antennas and related equipment
Data Collection Instrument
Data Dictionary/Variable List
Additional Dataset Documentation
FGDC Compliance (Geospatial Only)
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