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What are the _VER.jpg and _VER.txt files that are included with the Landsat MSS and TM data?

The Verify Image (_VER.jpg) and Geometric Verify Report (_VER.txt) files are included with Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) and Thematic Mapper (TM) Collection 1 Level-1 scenes that have processed into Tier 1.

The Verify Image File displays a colored grid of verification points to represent the accuracy of geometric correction, using cross-correlation techniques to compare the product to the GLS 2000 reference dataset. This graphic representation of the Geometric Verify Report (_VER.txt) assists users in determining the geometric accuracy of each MSS and TM precision- and terrain-corrected scene.

Learn more: Landsat Geometric Verify Image and Report 

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