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How do I submit a bulk download request for Landsat or other data?

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How do I submit a bulk download request for Landsat or other data?


The USGS File List Ordering page allows you to enter Landsat scene lists to see which scenes are currently available for download, which scenes need to be processed, and the scenes that are unavailable.

The USGS File List Ordering page allows the upload of these file types:

  • An EarthExplorer Metadata Export file
  • A text file displaying one image id per line

  1. Access the USGS File List Ordering page. You will be required to log in with your USGS registered username and password.
  2. Select either the Single Data Set or the Multiple Data Sets tab. (Figure 1)
    1. If you select Single Data Set, please ensure all items listed in your file are of the same dataset, and select that in the Data Set box.
    2. Select the Multiple Data Sets tab for lists containing data from more than one dataset.
  3. Select the File Format of the list you are uploading.
  4. Browse for and select the file containing the id names of the data you want to receive.
    Filelist order example. Steps 2-4 shown.
    Figure 1. Filelist ordering submission example.
  5. Click Submit File List.
  6. The next page displays the Datasets listed in the uploaded file. Any Unavailable or Invalid Scenes will be visible below the listing of available scenes.
  7. Select the Method you wish to receive the data by clicking on the boxes above the listed Data sets: Bulk Download, Download Them All, or Order.*
  8. Select the specific Download Products for each Dataset listed. Multiple Download Products can be selected by holding the "CTRL" key on the keyboard and selecting more than one product.**
    Filelist ordering example. Steps 7 and 8
    Figure 2. Steps 7 and 8.
  9. Click Submit Order.
  10. A confirmation page will appear upon successful order submission.

*Bulk Download, Download Them All, or Order

  • Bulk Download = an easy way to download many Landsat scenes. When using this option, all downloadable scenes are automatically placed into an order, which can be downloaded using the Bulk Download Application.
  • Download Them All = Provides the scenes in a list from which you can download individually or with a separate download utility.
  • Order = Processing is required to create the Landsat Level-1 data product. Processing takes 1 to 3 days, and email confirmation will be sent when the Level-1 product is ready to download.

**Landsat Download Products:


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