Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery
Entry ID: Landsat_TM

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Summary
Abstract: The idea of a civilian Earth resources satellite was conceived in the
Department of Interior in the mid-1960s. The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) embarked on an initiative to develop and
launch the first Earth monitoring satellite to meet the needs of
resource managers and Earth scientists. The USGS entered into a
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Purpose: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has managed the Landsat data archive since
the launch of Landsat 1. This archive provides a rich collection of information
about the Earth's land surface. Major characteristics and changes to the
surface of the planet can be detected, measured, and analyzed using Landsat
data. The effects of desertification, deforestation, pollution, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 82.66   S: -82.67   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Thematic Mapper (Landsat 4-5)
Dataset Release Date: 1982-07-16
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Remote Sensing Image
Online Resource: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-07-16
Stop Date: 2011-11-18
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: LANDSAT_TM

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Digital Download
Distribution Format: JPEG
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
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Publications/References
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1984, Landsat data users notes: [Sioux Falls, S. Dak.], National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [variously paged].

U.S. Geological Survey, [1996], Landsat data products supplement--National
Landsat Archive Production System (NLAPS), [factsheet]: Sioux Falls, S. Dak.,
U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center, 2 p.

U.S. Geological Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
1984, Landsat 4 data users handbook: [Washington, D.C.], U.S. Geological
Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [variously
paged].
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-13
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