LANDSAT MSS remote sensing dataset in Western China

The dataset covers western China. MSS remote sensing images

Dataset properties:

Pixel Size: 60m Reflective bands 4-7 (Landsat 1-3) and Bands 1-4 (Landsat 4-5)

Output Format: GeoTIFF

Resampling method: cubic convolution (CC)

Map Projection: UTM – WGS 84

Polar Stereographic for the continent of Antarctica.

Image Orientation: Map (North Up)

Data sources were partially downloaded from and some were collected from various projects.

The data folder is named the row and column number where the image is located. The folder contains the MSS 4 band images (* .tif), header files (* .met, * .hdr), and thumbnails (jpg). The naming format of image files is row and column number_TM image mark (2m), and image acquisition time_band number.

It is mainly used for thematic analysis and compilation of different scale thematic maps on agriculture, forestry, water, soil, geology, geography, geography, surveying and mapping, regional planning, and environmental monitoring.

Data file naming and use method

The data is stored in grid TIF and can be opened and read by remote sensing software such as ArcGIS and QGIS

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EROS DATA CENTER. LANDSAT MSS remote sensing dataset in Western China. A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles, 2010. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: 111.20 West: 73.45
South: 20.90 North: 49.36
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
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  • Temporal coverage: 60s and 70s
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