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Landsat Update - Special Issue 2, May 2016

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Landsat Collection 1 Level-1 Sample Data Available

Samples of Collection 1 Landsat 7 and Landsat 5 Level-1 data products are now available for review and analysis from the Landsat Collections web page.

These samples introduce the new Landsat Product ID (displayed in the graphic below) and include the new Quality Assessment (QA) band and Sun Angle Coefficient files, as well as new metadata fields and processing levels described on the web page noted above.

New Landsat Product Identifiers

Samples of Landsat 8 Collection 1 Level-1 and Higher-Level Science data products (such as Surface Reflectance and Spectral Indices) will be added when they become available.

We encourage you to analyze these samples, review the information provided on the web page provided above, and contact Landsat User Services with any questions or feedback you may have about the Landsat Collections effort and the sample data products.

 

 

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