Landsat Geocover Degree Subsets

Data Access

GeoCover Landsat imagery covers the most of Earth surface between 80dN and 60dS. For each degree intersection in between, GLCF created a subset of 20km-by-20km. The subset is applied to all the bands of Landsat ETM+. The resulting images are saved in GeoTIFF formats,with the previews generated using the 7-4-2 and 4-3-2 band combinations at the same time. This data set is created for the user to sample the Earth using GeoCover imagery without downloading the whole Landsat scenes.

How to Cite This Data Set

Citation Format: Author (Publication Date), Collection Name, Image Name,Processing Level, Publisher Location, Publisher Location, Product Coverage Date.

Citation Parameters Example:

  • Author(s): Global Landcover Facility
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Collection Name: Landsat GeoCover Degree Subset
  • Product Name: {specify ID from file name or naming convention}
  • Version: 1.0
  • Publisher: University of Maryland Institute for Advance Computer Studies
  • Publisher Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Product Coverage Date: {specify acquisition date from metadata or file name}

Full Example Citation: The Global Land Cover Facility, 2005, Landsat GeoCover Degree Subset e010n000_LSATB_19900207, 1.0, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, College Park, Maryland, 10/23/2001.

Intellectual Property Rights

University of Maryland; Institute for Advanced Computer Studies; use is free to all if acknowledgement is made. UMD holds ultimate copyright.


Source for this data set is the Global Land Cover Facility,

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