The past week I worked on a full re-write of
lsru (Landsat Surface Reflectance Utils), a python package to order, query and download Landsat surface reflectance data.
Unprocessed Landsat data (Top of atmosphere radiance) can be downloaded directly without the need to place an order; manually or using packages like Landsat-util. Surface reflectance refers to data that have been corrected for atmospheric effects; one way to obtain surface reflectance Landsat data is via the ESPA on demand pre-processing platform. It is what
lsru helps you do, programmatically, from python.
The initial version I had written for a rather specific research project of my friend Simon was mostly command line oriented, without a really usable API, and broke a long time ago when the USGS changed its naming conventions for Landsat with the release of collection 1. I therefore decided to give it a complete overhaul.
Its features are:
If you use it and discover a bug or think of additional features don’t hesitate to let me know by raising an issue on github or by sending me an e-mail.