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Space Acquired Photography

Abstract: Gemini photography was acquired between March 23, 1965 and November 15, 1966. The images were collected as part of the Synoptic Terrain Photography and the Synoptic Weather Photography experiments during Gemini Missions III through XII. Hand-held cameras were used to obtain photographs of geologic, oceanic, and meteorologic targets. The Gemini archive consists primarily of 70-mm black and white ... View entire text

Purpose: Space Acquired photography is collected for various government projects. It also serves as a valuable research tool for the scientific community and general public.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Dataset Title: Space Acquired Photography
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: digital imagery
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1968-04-04
Stop Date: 1972-12-19
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Quality Extent:
The extent of the orbital range for the Large
Format Camera was 57 degrees north to 57 degrees south latitude.
Vertical Gemini coverage is generally worldwide between 33 degrees
North and 33 degrees South latitude. Oblique imagery includes areas
beyond the vertical coverage range.
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be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions.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 for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at
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 Media: Digital
Distribution Format: Download
Fees: Free. Non-refundable $30 fee to convert film to digital if not available.
Phone: 605-594-6151
Fax: 605-594-6953
Email: lta at
Contact Address:
Long Term Archive
U.S. Geological Survey
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25