USGS EROS Archive - Landsat Legacy - Tri-Decadal Landsat Orthorectified Overview

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An overview of the Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified data collection.

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Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified Overview

Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified 
ETM+ image over Anchorage, Alaska 
acquired 07/30/2002
(Public domain)

  • Single scene Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified MSS, TM, ETM+, and ETM+ Pan-sharpened data, which may be browsed, searched, and downloaded through EarthExplorer
  • Mosaic data products, which are also available for Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified TM and ETM+ Pan-sharpened data, and may be searched and downloaded through EarthExplorer.

Ground control points are fixed, and images have been registered to the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) map projection and coordinate system and the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84) datum. All image bands have been individually resampled, using a nearest neighbor algorithm. Positional accuracy on the final image product has a Root Mean Square Error of better than 100 meters (MSS) and 50 meters (TM and ETM+). The Landsat data were acquired and processed through a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract with Earth Satellite Corporation, Rockville, Maryland, and are part of NASA's Scientific Data Purchase program.

When possible, data were collected when vegetation was at peak greenness. Peak greenness was determined from global 1-kilometer Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data. When peak greenness data were not available, images from other times of the year were substituted.

For further information about the individual data products, see the Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified Single Scene and Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified Mosaics webpages.

Access Data

EarthExplorer can be used to preview and download Tri-Decadal Global Landsat Orthorectified Overview scenes. The collection is located under the Landsat Legacy section.