Space Oblique Mercator (Formats A & B)

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Space Oblique Mercator (Formats A&B) projection is similar to Space Oblique Mercator projection. Format A is used when a satellite other than Landsat captured the data. Format B is used when Landsat satellite captured the data.

For more information, see Space Oblique Mercator.

This projection contains these unique parameters:

Format A (Generic Satellite)

Inclination of orbit at ascending node

Period of satellite revolution in minutes

Longitude of ascending orbit at equator

Landsat path flag

Format B (Landsat)

Landsat vehicle ID (1-5)    Specify whether the data are from Landsat 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.

Path number (1-251 or 1-233)    For Landsats 1, 2, and 3, the path range is from 1 to 251. For Landsats 4 and 5, the path range is from 1 to 233.