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Policy Documents

  • National Space Policy (June 28, 2010) - .pdf (350 KB)
  • Landsat Data Distribution Policy (January 2, 2008) - .pdf (769 KB)
  • Presidential Decision Directive NSTC-3, Landsat Remote Sensing Strategy (October 16, 2000) - .pdf (360 KB)
  • Public Law on the Commercial Space Act (October 28, 1998) - .pdf (142 KB)
  • Commercial Space Act of 1997 (May 22, 1997) - .pdf (69.0 KB)
  • Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (October 28, 1992) - .pdf (97.4 KB)

Mission Management Office

U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD)

  • U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Data Format Control Book (DFCB), LSDS-1873 (V 4.0, January, 2018) - .pdf (769 KB)
  • U.S. Landsat ARD Factsheet

Landsat Collection 1: 2016 - 2017

  • Landsat 8 Level 1 Data Format Control Book (DFCB), LSDS-809 (V 11.0, Februay, 2017) - .pdf (485 KB)
  • Landsat 7 ETM+ Level 1 Product Data Format Control Book (DFCB), LSDS-272 (V 19.0, August 2016) - .pdf (690 KB)
  • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Level 1 (L1) Data Format Control Book (DFCB), LS-284 (V 9.0, August 2016) - .pdf (747 KB)
  • Landsat Collection Definition Document, LSDS-1656 (V1.0, December 2017) - .pdf (1.0 MB)
  • Landsat Collections Factsheet

Landsat 8 (formerly LDCM)

  • Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook
  • Landsat 8 Calibration and Validation Algorithm Description Document (ADD) LSDS-649 (June 2015) - .pdf (9.2 MB)
  • Landsat Data Continuity Strategy Adjustment Memo (December 23, 2005) - .pdf (40.6 KB)
  • Landsat Data Continuity Strategy (August 13, 2004) - .pdf (349 KB)

Landsat 7

  • Landsat 7 Data Users Handbook
  • Landsat Data - Known Issues
  • Landsat 7 Science Team
  • Landsat 7 (L7) Gap Phase Statistics Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) LS-IAS-05 (October 2007) - .pdf (177 KB)
  • Landsat 7 Calibration Parameter File (CPF) Definition Document (May 2007) - .pdf (1.19 MB)
  • Landsat 7 IAS Geometric ATBD LS-IAS-01 (December 2006) - .pdf (697 KB)
  • Landsat 7 Bumper Mode Scan Mirror Correction Algorithm Theoretical Basis (September 29, 2006) - .pdf (332 KB)
  • SLC-Off/SLC-Off Gap-filled Methodology (October 7, 2004) - .pdf (153 KB)
  • SLC-Off/SLC-On Gap-filled Methodology (March 18, 2004) - .pdf (444 KB)
  • Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for SLC-off Processing (September 15, 2003) - .pdf (156 KB)
  • SLC-off Usability Report (July 16, 2003) - .pdf (12.3 MB)
  • Landsat 7 IAS Radiometric ATBD LS-IAS-02 (June 2003) - .pdf (1.00 MB)
  • Landsat Terrain Sensitivity Study V1.1 (May 2003) - .pdf (1.20 MB)
  • Extraction of GCP chips from GeoCover using Modified Moravec Interest Operator (MMIO) algorithm - .pdf (1.17 MB)

Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM)

  • Landsat 5 Data - Known Issues
  • Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) Calibration Parameter File (CPF) Definition Document LSDS-43 (August 2014) - .pdf (1.22 MB)
  • Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Thermal Band Calibration Update (October 2007) - .pdf (275 KB)
  • Revised Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Radiometric Calibration (2007) - .pdf (300 KB)
  • Landsat 5 Bumper Mode Scan Mirror Correction Algorithm Theoretical Basis (September 29, 2006) - .pdf (332 KB)
  • Landsat 5 (L5) Lookup Table (LUT) Version Description Document (VDD) IAS-223 (April 2006) - .pdf (243 KB)
  • Improvement in Absolute Calibration Accuracy of Landsat 5 TM with Landsat 7 ETM+ Data (2005) - .pdf (424 KB)
  • Landsat 5 TM Reflective-Band Absolute Radiometric Calibration (December 2004) - .pdf (2.61 MB)
  • Revised Landsat 5 TM Radiometric Calibration Procedures and Post-Calibration Dynamic Ranges (2003) - .pdf (159 KB)

Landsat 4 Thematic Mapper (TM)

  • Landsat 4 Data - Known Issues
  • Landsat 4 Data Users Handbook (1984) - .pdf (133 MB)
  • Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) Calibration Parameter File (CPF) Definition Document LSDS-43 (August 2014) - .pdf (1.22 MB)
  • Consistency of L4 TM Absolute Calibration with respect to the L5 TM Sensor Based on Near-Simultaneous Image Acquisition (2007) - .pdf (836 KB)
  • Absolute Calibration Accuracy of L4 TM and L5 TM Sensor Image Pairs (2006) - .pdf (584 KB)

Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS)

Data Format Control Books (DFCB)

  • Landsat 8 Level 1 DFCB, LSDS-809 (V 11.0, Februay, 2017) - .pdf (485 KB)
  • Landsat 8 Full Resolution Browse (FRB) DFCB, LSDS-833, (V 6.0, February 2017) - .pdf (300 KB)
  • Landsat 8 Calibration Parameter File (CPF) DFCB, LSDS-810 (V 9.0, February 2017) - .pdf (673 KB)
  • Landsat 8 Mission Data DFCB, LSDS-749 (V10.0, April 2016) - .pdf (443 KB)
  • Landsat 8 Level 0 Reformatted DFCB, LSDS-750 (V15.0, February 2017) - .pdf (1.4 MB)
  • Landsat 8/Landsat Data Continuity Mission Bias Parameter File (BPF) DFCB (V 5.0, August 2012) - .pdf (384 KB)
  • Landsat 7 ETM+ Level 1 Product DFCB, LSDS-272 (V 19.0, August 2016) - .pdf (690 KB)
  • Landsat 7 ETM+ Level 0 Reformatted Product (L0RP) DFCB, LSDS-271 (V 11.0, January 2017) - .pdf (923 KB)
  • Landsat 7 Raw Computer Compatible DFCB, LS-DFCB-01 (V 7.0, March 2010) - .pdf (43.7 KB )
  • Landsat 7 ETM+ Level Zero-R Archive DFCB, LS-DFCB-02 (V 13.0, September 2008) - .pdf (549 KB)
  • Landsat 7 System DFCB Volume IV - Wideband Data (Rev. L, June 1999) - .pdf (632 KB)
  • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Level 1 DFCB, LSDS-284 (V 10.0, February 2018) - .pdf (469 KB)
  • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Level 0 Reformatted Product (L0Rp) DFCB, LSDS-280 (V 7.0, July 2018) - .pdf (783 KB)
  • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Raw Computer Compatible (RCC) DFCB, LS-DFCB-06 (V 6.0, March 2010) - .pdf (39.6 KB)
  • NLAPS Systematic Format Description Document (July 2000) - .pdf (1.01 MB)
  • NLAPS Precision and Terrain Formats Description Document - .pdf (7.5 MB)
  • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Fast Format DFCB - Version C, LS-DFCB-09 (April 23, 1996) - .pdf (12.5 MB)
  • Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Fast Format DFCB - Version B, LS-DFCB-08 (November 1, 1993) - .pdf (4.63 MB)
  • Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) Level 1 (L1) DFCB, LSDS-286 (V 11.0, February 2018) - .pdf (397 KB)
  • Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) Level 0 Reformatted Product (L0Rp) DFCB, LSDS-285 (V 3.0, July 2018) - .pdf (759 KB)
  • Landsat D Data Format Control Book - Volume V - Payload, LS-DFCB-07 (July 31, 1981) - .pdf (1.62 MB)

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