Landsat Collection 2

Fact Sheet 2021-3002



Landsat Collections ensure that all Landsat Level-1 data are consistently calibrated and processed and retain traceability of data quality provenance. Landsat Collection 2 introduces improvements that harness recent advancements in data processing, algorithm development, data access, and distribution capabilities. Collection 2 includes Landsat Level-1 data for all sensors since 1972 and global Level-2 surface reflectance and surface temperature scene-based products for data acquired since 1982 starting with the Landsat Thematic Mapper sensor era.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Landsat Collection 2 (ver. 1.1, January 15, 2021): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3002, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Geometric Accuracy
  • Digital Elevation Models
  • Radiometric Calibration
  • Quality Assessment Bands
  • Metadata Files
  • Cloud Optimized File Format
  • Collection Tier Structure
  • Data Access
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat collection 2
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3002
DOI 10.3133/fs20213002
Edition Version 1.0: January 7, 2021; Version 1.1: January 15, 2021
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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