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 and/or future product improvements, enhancements or bug fixes (e.g., shutter intrusion events).

The following Landsat product samples are currently available to download:

Landsat Collection 2

*Note: All Landsat Collection 2 data were made available for download from EarthExplorer on December 1, 2020. The files listed below are being retained to support new science product development. 

Collection 2 Level-1 Data Product Samples (updated 01/08/2021)

Collection 2 Level-2 Data Products (Surface Temperature and Surface Reflectance) Samples (updated 01/08/2021)

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.  The Landsat Collection 2 Level-1 Metadata Additions and Changes page describes changes to each and provides files displaying the changes. There are also changes to the metadata fields visible on EarthExplorer and its associated applications. 

 
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