Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook

Landsat Data Users Handbooks provide a basic understanding of each Landsat mission, the spacecraft and sensors, data processing systems, and the resulting products created and made available for download.

Access Landsat 7 Data Users Handbook


The purpose of this handbook is to provide a basic understanding and associated reference material for the Landsat 8 (L8) observatory and its science data products. In doing so, this document does not include a detailed description of all technical details of the L8 mission, but instead focuses on the information that the users need to gain an understanding of the science data products.

This handbook includes various sections that provide an overview of reference material and a more detailed description of applicable data user and product information.