Processed Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery for Selected Areas within the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

By By John C. Dohrenwend1, Floyd Gray2, and Robert J. Miller3.

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-309
Version 1.0


U.S. Department of the Interior
Gail A. Norton, Secretary

U.S. Geological Survey
Charles G. Groat, Director

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1 PO Box 141, Teasdale, UT 84773
2 U.S. Geological Survey, Tucson, Ariz.
3 U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.

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Sample of one of the satellite images


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The study is summarized in the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file OF00-309.PDF. This publication also contain satellite full-scene images of selected areas along the U.S.-Mèxico border. These images are presented as high-resolution images in jpeg format (IMAGES). The folder LOCATIONS in contains TIFF images showing exact positions of easily-identified reference locations for each of the Landsat TM scenes located at least partly within the U.S. A reference location table (BDRLOCS.DOC in MS Word format) lists the latitude and longitude of each reference location with a nominal precision of 0.001 minute of arc

Figure 1
Figure 1. General location map of the United States-Mexico transborder region (within heavy black line).

Figure 2
Figure 2. Approximate locations of the centers of the TM scenes. Scenes indicated with a red circle are included in this dataset. Half filled circles indicate scenes shifted from the normal scene center.


A detailed list of directories and files is given in the documentation file OF00-309.PDF.

1_README.TXT - Gives details about this publication; this file is from the CD-ROM version.

FIGURES folder - Location.jpg is Figure 1 and TM_index.jpg is Figure 2 in the documentation files (OF00-309.PDF and OF00-309.DOC). The file Figures.txt gives details.

metadata.txt and metadata.html - Metadata or "data about data" that describe the content, quality, condition, and other characteristics of the Thematic Mapper image data. These metadata meet the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata Standard.

OF00-309.DOC - Documentation for this publication in MS-Word format.

OF00-309.PDF - Documentation for this publication in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format. This file also has screen-resolution versions of the Landsat TM images.

OF00-309.TXT - Documentation for this publication in ASCII Format but with graphics and formatting removed.

version_history.txt - ASCII file that gives the bibliographical citation, version number(s), and version date(s).

IMAGES folder - JPEG file of the Landsat TM images that have been created using minimum JPEG compression and average approximately 60 MB in size.

LOCATIONS folder - The folder LOCATIONS contains TIFF images showing reference locations for each of the Landsat TM scenes. The file BDRLOCS.DOC is the same as Table 1 in OF00-309.PDF and gives details.

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