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Identification_Information:  
  Dataset_Identifier:  Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS 
  Band_Identification:  
    Number_of_Bands:  8
  Citation:  
    Citation_Information:  
      Originator:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
      Publication_Date:  20140621
      Title:  LANDSAT_8 - Path: 21 Row: 40 for Scene: LC80210402014172LGN00
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:  Remote-Sensing Image
      Publication_Information:  
        Publication_Place:  Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
        Publisher:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
      Online_Linkage:  
http://glovis.usgs.gov
      Online_Linkage:  https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/L8
  Description:  
    Abstract:  The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive holds data collected by the Landsat suite of satellites, beginning with Landsat 1 in 1972.  All Landsat data held in the USGS EROS archive are available for download at no charge. 
    Purpose:  The Landsat archive provides a rich collection of information about the Earth's land surface.  Major characteristics of changes to the surface of the planet can be detected, measured, and analyzed using Landsat data.  The information obtainable from the historical and current Landsat data play a key role in studying surface changes through time.
    Supplemental_Information:  Landsat represents the world's longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data.  As a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA, the Landsat Project and the data it collects support government, commercial, industrial, civilian, military, and educational communities throughout the United States and worldwide.
 
 
  Time_Period_of_Content:  
    Time_Period_Information:  
       
        Single_Date/Time:  
          Calendar_Date:  20140621
    Currentness_Reference:  Ground Condition
  Status:  
    Progress:  In Work
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:  Continually
  Spatial_Domain:  
    Bounding_Coordinates:  
      West_Bounding_Coordinate:  -180
      East_Bounding_Coordinate:  180
      North_Bounding_Coordinate:  90
      South_Bounding_Coordinate:  -90
    Data_Set_G-Polygon:  
      Data_Set_G-Polygon_Outer_G-Ring:  
         
          G-Ring_Latitude:  29.9189
          G-Ring_Longitude:  -89.67727
         
          G-Ring_Latitude:  29.53903
          G-Ring_Longitude:  -87.75605
         
          G-Ring_Latitude:  27.80661
          G-Ring_Longitude:  -88.21754
         
          G-Ring_Latitude:  28.18709
          G-Ring_Longitude:  -90.10677
  Keywords:  
    Theme:  
       
        Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:  None
        Theme_Keyword:  Landsat
        Theme_Keyword:  Infrared Wavelengths
        Theme_Keyword:  Remote Sensing
        Theme_Keyword:  Radiance
        Theme_Keyword:  Infrared Imagery
        Theme_Keyword:  Imagery
        Theme_Keyword:  Earth Science
        Theme_Keyword:  Visible Imagery
        Theme_Keyword:  Satellite
        Theme_Keyword:  Thematic Mapper
        Theme_Keyword:  Visible Wavelengths
        Theme_Keyword:  Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM)
        Theme_Keyword:  U.S. Geological Survey  (USGS)
        Theme_Keyword:  Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
        Theme_Keyword:  Operational Land Imager (OLI)
        Theme_Keyword:  Thermal Infrared Sensor  (TIRS)
       
        Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:  NGDA Portfolio Themes
        Theme_Keyword:  NGDA
        Theme_Keyword:  National Geospatial Data Asset
        Theme_Keyword:  Land Use Land Cover Theme
       
        Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:  ISO 19115 Topic Category
        Theme_Keyword:  imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
    Place:  
       
        Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:  U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, and their principal administrative divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard 10-4, Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
        Place_Keyword:  Africa
        Place_Keyword:  Asia
        Place_Keyword:  Antarctica
        Place_Keyword:  Australia
        Place_Keyword:  Europe
        Place_Keyword:  Land Surface
        Place_Keyword:  South America
        Place_Keyword:  North America
        Place_Keyword:  Greenland
        Place_Keyword:  Global
  Access_Constraints:  Any downloading and use of these data signifies a user's agreement to comprehension and compliance of the USGS Standard Disclaimer.  Insure all portions of metadata are read and clearly understood before using these data in order to protect both user and USGS interests.
  Use_Constraints:  There are no restrictions regarding the use of Landsat data distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).   We ask that USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center be identified as the source if data are used in a publication.
  Point_of_Contact:  
    Contact_Information:  
       
        Contact_Person_Primary:  
          Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
          Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
        Contact_Organization_Primary:  
          Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
          Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
      Contact_Position:  Customer Service Representative
      Contact_Address:  
        Address_Type:  Mailing and Physical Address
        Address:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
        City:  Sioux Falls
        State_or_Province:  SD
        Postal_Code:  57198-0001
        Country:  USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-605 594-6151
      Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-800-252-4547
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:  custserv@usgs.gov
      Hours_of_Service:  0800 - 1600 CT, M-F, -6 h GMT
      Contact_Instructions:  custserv@usgs.gov
  Browse_Graphic:  
    Browse_Graphic_File_Name:  Browse graphic for:  http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/browse/landsat_8/2014/021/040/LC80210402014172LGN00.jpg
    Browse_Graphic_File_Description:  This is a compressed and resampled version of the data set of interest to help validate area of interest, data quality, and the impact of cloud cover, if it exists.
    Browse_Graphic_File_Type:  JPEG
  Data_Set_Credit:  The Landsat Program, as defined by Congress in 1992 and amended by Presidential Decision Directive/NSTC-3 in May 1994, is managed cooperatively by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the USGS.  Responsibility for construction of the spacecraft and instrument lies with NASA.  The Landsat Program is part of NASA's Earth Observing System global change initiative administered by NASA's Earth Science Enterprise.  Data processing, archiving, and distribution are performed by the USGS.  The primary ground station, the data handling facility and archive are located at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD.  NASA managed flight operations from the control center at the Goddard Space Flight Center until October 1, 2000, at which time responsibility for flight operations transferred to the USGS.  The ground system is able to distribute Landsat 8 OLI/TIR data within 24 hours of its reception at the EROS. 
  Security_Information:  
    Security_Classification_System:  None
    Security_Classification:  Unclassified
    Security_Handling_Description:  None
  Native_Data_Set_Environment:  Oracle
  Cross_Reference:  
    Citation_Information:  
      Originator:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
      Publication_Date:  19820716
      Title:  Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery (Landsat TM)
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:  Remote-Sensing Image
      Publication_Information:  
        Publication_Place:  Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
        Publisher:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
      Online_Linkage:  http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov
Data_Quality_Information:  
  Attribute_Accuracy:  
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report:  The identification of features is provided by the distinct electromagnetic energy it emits, reflects, or otherwise transmits.  This is called the spectral signature.  Other signatures such as tone (lightness or darkness), texture (surface roughness or smoothness), pattern, shadow, shape, and size are as important.  Thus, through the use of the thematic mapper sensor, such elements as water features, soils, and vegetation can be identified and distinguished from each other.
  Logical_Consistency_Report:  N/A
  Completeness_Report:  The Landsat satellites circle the Earth on a sun-synchronous, near-polar orbit imaging the same 185 km (115 miles) ground swath every 16 days (18 days for Landsats 1 through 3). 
  Positional_Accuracy:  
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:  
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:  The horizontal distance (meters) between the perpendiculars through calculated actual WRS Scene Center and the nominal (known) WRS scene center on the ground. 
  Lineage:  
    Process_Step:  
      Process_Description:  Landsat standard data products are processed using the Level 1 Product Generation System (LPGS), and are processed to the best level of correction possible (Level1T-terrain correction).  If full terrain correction is not possible, the data is processed to Level 1G (systematic) or Level 1Gt (systematic-terrain) correction.  Processing details can be found on http://landsat.usgs.gov/Landsat_Processing_Details.php
      Process_Date:  20140621
      Process_Contact:  
        Contact_Information:  
           
Contact_Person_Primary:  
Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Contact_Organization_Primary:  
Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
          Contact_Position:  Landsat Representative
          Contact_Address:  
Address_Type:  Mailing and Physical Address
Address:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street

City:  Sioux Falls
State_or_Province:  SD
Postal_Code:  57198-0001
Country:  USA
          Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-605-594-6151
          Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-800-252-4547
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:  custserv@usgs.gov
          Hours_of_Service:  0800 - 1600 CT, M-F, -6 h GMT
          Contact_Instructions:  custserv@usgs.gov
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:  
  Indirect_Spatial_Reference:  Landsats 1 through 3 collected data at 79-meter ground resolution. Landsats 4 and 5 collected data at 30-meter ground resolution.  Landsat 7 continues to and Landsat 8 will collect data at 30-meter resolution (Panchromatic band 8 at 15 meters; Landsat 8 thermal at 100 meters) 
   
    Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:  Raster
     
      Raster_Object_Information:  
        Raster_Object_Type:  pixel
Distribution_Information:  
   
    Distributor:  
      Contact_Information:  
         
          Contact_Person_Primary:  
Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
          Contact_Organization_Primary:  
Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
        Contact_Position:  Customer Service Representative
        Contact_Address:  
          Address_Type:  Mailing and Physical Address
          Address:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
          City:  Sioux Falls
          State_or_Province:  SD
          Postal_Code:  57198-0001
          Country:  USA
        Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-800-252-4547
        Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-605-594-6151
        Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:  custserv@usgs.gov
        Hours_of_Service:  0800 - 1600 CT, M-F, -6 h GMT
    Resource_Description:  LANDSAT 8  Entity ID: LC80210402014172LGN00
    Distribution_Liability:  Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. 
    Standard_Order_Process:  
       
        Digital_Form:  
          Digital_Transfer_Information:  
Format_Name:  Geographcal-Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF, NLAPS Data Format (NDF). For additional information see http://landsat.usgs.gov/Landsat_Processing_Details.php
 
 
Format_Version_Number:  0.1
Format_Specification:  Raster
Transfer_Size:  0.001
          Digital_Transfer_Option:  
 
Online_Option:  
Computer_Contact_Information:  
 
Network_Address:  
Network_Resource_Name:  http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov
Network_Resource_Name:  http://glovis.usgs.gov
      Fees:  All Landsat data held in the USGS EROS archive are downloadable at no cost to all users.


      Ordering_Instructions:  You may DOWNLOAD Landsat data online using EarthExplorer at http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov or the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) at http://glovis.usgs.gov.
      Turnaround:  Many Landsat scenes are available for immediate downloading; scenes not immediately downloadable can be submitted for processing. Processing takes 1-3 days.
    Technical_Prerequisites:  Adequate computer capability is the only technical prerequisite for viewing data in digital form. 
Metadata_Reference_Information:  
  Metadata_Date:  2013
   
    Metadata_Review_Date:  2013
  Metadata_Contact:  
    Contact_Information:  
       
        Contact_Person_Primary:  
          Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
          Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
        Contact_Organization_Primary:  
          Contact_Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
          Contact_Person:  custserv@usgs.gov
      Contact_Position:  Customer Service Representative
      Contact_Address:  
        Address_Type:  Mailing and Physical Address
        Address:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
        City:  Sioux Falls
        State_or_Province:  SD
        Postal_Code:  57198-0001
        Country:  USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-800-252-4547
      Contact_Voice_Telephone:  1-605-594-6151
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:  custserv@usgs.gov
      Hours_of_Service:  0800 - 1600 CT, M-F, -6 h GMT
      Contact_Instructions:  custserv@usgs.gov
  Metadata_Standard_Name:  Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  Metadata_Standard_Version:  FGDC-STD-001-1998, Version 2.0
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