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USGS Global Land Information System (GLIS) shutdown by USGS 05.01.2003

On April 30, 2003 the Global Land Information System website (GLIS) will no longer be available. EarthExplorer, which now supports the Macintosh platform, replaces GLIS as the USGS tool for querying and ordering satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products. The following is a list of all collections shown through GLIS and how each will be handled after the April 30th shutdown.

GLIS collections transitioned to EarthExplorer (searching and ordering supported): Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer CORONA Satellite Photography (renamed Declassified Satellite Imagery - 1 in EarthExplorer)
Digital Elevation Model - 15-minute
Digital Elevation Model - 2 arc-second
Digital Elevation Model - 7.5-minute
Digital Line Graph - 1:100,000-scale
Digital Line Graph - Large Scale
Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles
Digital Raster Graphic - Individual
MultiSpectral Scanner Landsat Data
NASA Aerial Photography (under Survey Photography in EarthExplorer)
National Aerial Photography Program
National High Altitude Photography
Skylab, Gemini, and Apollo Photography (under Space Acquired in EarthExplorer)
Space Shuttle Earth Observation Program (under Space Acquired in EarthExplorer)
Thematic Mapper Landsat Data U.S. Government Aerial Photography (under Survey Photography in EarthExplorer)
US Geological Survey Aerial Photography (under Survey Photography in EarthExplorer)

GLIS collections available from FTP/Websites with links from EarthExplorer:
1-degree USGS Digital Elevation Models
National Land Cover Data Seamless National Elevation Dataset
USGS Land Use and Land Cover Data
Global 30-Arc-Second Elevation Data Set
National Hydrography Dataset
MRLC Landsat TM Basic
MRLC Landsat TM Geocoded
National Atlas of the United States

GLIS collections not transitioned to EarthExplorer (can still be ordered through Customer Services) :
MRLC Landsat TM Derivative
Side-Looking Airborne Radar
Alaska AVHRR Twice-Monthly Composites
Conterminous U.S. AVHRR
Sahel & NW Africa 14-Day NDVI Composites
SCAR Geodesy & Geographic Information
Geophysical Data
National Geochronological Data Base
National Uranium Resource Evaluation
Northern Great Plains 1988 AVHRR
Land Cover Characteristics Data Set

National Hydrography Dataset (CD orders. Data still available for download at National Atlas of the United States (CD orders. Data still available for download at

Discontinued collections (outdated or inventories no longer maintained):
LGSOWG MultiSpectral Scanner Landsat
LGSOWG Thematic Mapper Landsat
Multispectral Scanner CD-ROM

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