Landsat Global Land Survey 1975

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The Global Land Survey (GLS) 1975 is a global collection of imagery from the Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS). Most scenes were acquired by Landsat 1-3 in 1972-1983. A few gaps in the Landsat 1-3 data have been filled with scenes acquired by Landsat 4-5 during the years 1982-1987. These data contain 4 spectral bands: Green, Red, an NIR band, and a SWIR band. In the typical False-color presentation, the images appear red because the NIR band, displayed as red, highlights vegetation.


60 meters


Name Wavelength Description
10 500-600 nm


20 600-700 nm


30 700-800 nm

Near infrared

40 800-1100 nm

Short-wavelength infrared

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Landsat datasets are federally created data and therefore reside in the public domain and may be used, transferred, or reproduced without copyright restriction.

Acknowledgement or credit of the USGS as data source should be provided by including a line of text citation such as the example shown below.

(Product, Image, Photograph, or Dataset Name) courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

Example: Landsat-7 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

See the USGS Visual Identity System Guidance for further details on proper citation and acknowledgement of USGS products.


  • GLS 1975 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/GLS1975');
var falseColor =['30', '20', '10']);
var falseColorVis = {
  gamma: 1.6,
Map.setCenter(44.517, 25.998, 5);
Map.addLayer(falseColor, falseColorVis, 'False Color');
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