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Bulk Metadata Service

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This web page allows users to download bulk metadata files for U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) and Landsat Level-1 data. The bulk metadata files are updated daily. (Please note: the files on this web page are for the entire Landsat archive and may take several minutes to download depending on your internet connection).

Users wanting access to Level-1 or U.S. ARD bulk metadata downloads for an area of interest or date range are encouraged to use the EarthExplorer Export Metadata functionality.  Details about this tool are on the the last two pages of this EarthExplorer Help Documentation

Updates to Landsat Level-1 metadata fields were made in May 2018 and are described here.  

U.S Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD)

Landsat Collection 1

Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI)/ Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) (combined Pre- and On-WRS)

Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) (combined SLC-on/off)

Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper

Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS)



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