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How do I open Landsat data files?

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How do I open Landsat data files?


Many image processing programs *(ERDAS IMAGINE®, PCI Geomatica®, ENVI®, IDRISI®, etc.) can import a variety of image formats, including the GeoTIFF files of Landsat data.

*Please note: the USGS does NOT endorse or support specific software packages. Any usability questions relating to software packages are to be directed to the software vendor.


Landsat represents the world's longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. Four decades of imagery provides a unique resource for those who work in agriculture, geology, forestry, regional planning, education, mapping, and global change research. Landsat images are also invaluable for emergency response and disaster relief.


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