Landsat 7 ETM+ Dataset Transition

March 30, 2004
By: LP DAAC

As of March 31, 2004, Landsat 7 ETM+ data will no longer be available for search and order through the LP DAAC and the EOS Data Gateway (EDG). All orders submitted to the LP DAAC prior to this date will be filled, provided payment is received within a reasonable amount of time. Search, browse, and order capability for most of these datasets will be migrated to USGS systems in the near future.

This change is driven by long standing agreements to transfer land remotely sensed data from NASA to the USGS for long-term archiving, as well as specific agreements made between NASA and the USGS during the Landsat 7 program. Both agencies will be working to make the transfer as seamless to the users as possible, and to continue the current high level of service.

Although the method of data access will change, there will be no other change to the processing or format of the products. Level 1 and Level 0 products that were available through the EDG will now be orderable through the USGS Earth Explorer and the Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis), and processing will be done by the same systems currently in use (LPGS and NLAPS). If you have any questions, please contact LP DAAC User Services or USGS EDC Customer Services.

The projected status of each Landsat 7 ETM+ dataset is as follows:

landsat7_oldnewsitem

* Until the search and order capability for floating scene products is released on Earth Explorer, all floating scene and multi-scene orders must be placed by contacting USGS EDC Customer Services, and will be processed only through the NLAPS processing system.

Update - Sept. 2005: EDG support for the following products will be discontinued. They can be ordered via USGS.

Note: The following collections of processed data products will continue to be available through the EDG, and are not affected by this change:

  • LANDSAT ORTHORECTIFIED ETM PLUS IMAGERY
  • LANDSAT ORTHORECTIFIED PANSHARPENED ETM PLUS IMAGERY
  • LANDSAT ORTHORECTIFIED TM IMAGERY

Back