Landsat Missions

Landsat Sample Products

The USGS provides the Landsat user community access to standard and provisional sample products. These may include new science products (e.g., Level-3 evapotranspiration), and/or future product improvements, enhancements or bug fixes (e.g., shutter intrusion events).

The following Landsat product samples are currently available: 

Landsat Collection 2

For the Landsat user community to have sufficient time to augment their current Landsat Collection-based data processing flow, the Landsat Collection 2 sample data products listed below are available for download:


Collection 2 Level-1 Data Product Samples (updated 4/10/2020)


Collection 2 Level-2 Data Products (Surface Temperature and Surface Reflectance) Samples (updated 4/10/2020)


Collection 2 Level-1 Metadata Changes

There are several enhancements and changes between Collection 1 and Collection 2 Level-1 metadata.

New to Collection 2 data is the addition of an extensible markup language (XML) to the already offered Material Library File (MTL) (Object Description Language-based) format file. The metadata files facilitate consistency, machine-to-machine scripting and rapid querying of the USGS Landsat archive.  

There are also changes to the metadata fields visible on EarthExplorer and its associated applications. 

The Landsat Collection 2 Level-1 Metadata Additions and Changes page describes changes to each and provides files displaying the changes.

Please contact USGS EROS Customer Services to provide any feedback or for additional support with downloading or viewing Landsat sample data products.