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NASA Landsat Data Collection (NLDC)


       Landsat 5 TM scene (Rondonia, Brazil)

12/21/2016 Turn off the NLDC collection in EE.
Per Ryan Longhenry, please turn off the NLDC collection in EE.


The NASA Landsat Data Collection (NLDC) consists of selected Multispectral Scanner (MSS) and Thematic Mapper (TM) scenes that have been acquired by NASA investigators for use in a variety of projects. The Landsat scenes date from 1972 to present.

All scenes have been preselected for optimum cloud cover and band quality, and are processed to Level 1 (systematic processing with geometric and radiometric corrections applied). Specific processing parameters such as projection, resampling method, pixel and cell size will vary according to investigator specifications at the time of the original data purchase.

Additional Information:

  • The NLDC data are provided in the same format in which they were acquired from the data provider at the time of the initial data purchase by the NASA investigators. Refer to this detailed document: NLDC Project/Campaign Document

Data Use and Citation Policies

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please see our Data Citations and Use page at

Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and
does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Contact Information for User Assistance

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

Phone Number: 605-594-6151
Toll Free: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589


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