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Question:

What is the Worldwide Reference System (WRS)?

Answer:

The Worldwide Reference System (WRS) is a global notation used in cataloging Landsat data. Landsat satelllites 1, 2 and 3 followed WRS-1, and Landsat satellites 4,5,7 , and 8 follow WRS-2. 

Visit the Landsat Path Row Shapefiles and KML Files web page to download various files to better understand WRS.