Landsat Missions

Bulk Metadata Service

This page allows users to download bulk metadata files for U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) and Landsat Collection 1 Level-1 data. These files are updated daily.

Note: the files on this web page are for the entire Landsat archive and may take several minutes to download depending on your internet connection.

Access to Level-1 or U.S. ARD bulk metadata downloads for a particular area of interest or date range is available using the EarthExplorer Export Metadata functionality.  Details about this tool are on the the last two pages of this EarthExplorer Help Documentation


Updates to Landsat Level-1 metadata fields were made in May 2018 and are described here.  

U.S Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD)

Landsat Collection 1 Level-1

Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI)/ Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) (combined Pre- and On-WRS)

Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) (combined SLC-on/off)

Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper

Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS)