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Global Land Survey

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) collaborated on the creation of the global land datasets using Landsat data from 1972 through 2008. NASA and the USGS have again partnered to develop the Global Land Survey 2010 (GLS2010), a new global land data set with core acquisition dates of 2008-2011. This dataset consists of both Landsat TM and ETM+ images that meet quality and cloud cover standards established by the earlier GLS collections. Data acquired in 2011 were used to fill areas of low image quality or excessive cloud cover.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1220567576-USGS_LTA
Data First Published 2019-09-20
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-03-25
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation USGS and NASA. USGS. GLS. Global Land Survey. USGS EROS. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, USGS. Download.
Creator USGS and NASA
Data Presentation Form Download
Editor USGS
Harvest Object Id da14a2a3-3a05-4cb0-b876-58d380bd4807
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -90.0 180.0 90.0
Program Code 026:001
Release Place USGS EROS
Series Name GLS
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 206ba80cb7d2bb4c4388701d467ab9b7d45f12695847c4abd3a134b4ca318cc7
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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