Geoscience Australia has just extended its range of off-the-shelf ortho-corrected Landsat 7 products covering Australia. Since last year, data was only available as a mosaic covering approximately each 1:1 million map-sheet tile. Now all of the scenes forming the mosaic are available as ortho-corrected single scenes, for less than the cost of an equivalent standard ACRES Landsat product.
The products are the result of work done last year by the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) as part of the National Carbon Accounting System. The AGO took delivery of 369 path oriented, system corrected ACRES Landsat 7 images and facilitated production of an ortho-corrected Year 2000 Mosaic. The images forming the mosaic were acquired between July 1999 and September 2000.
Although the larger tiles from the mosaic have been available for some time, the release of the single scenes will allow customers easier access the Y2K imagery due to the smaller area and price. Each single scene from the mosaic retails for $1080. This is half the regular retail price for a standard ACRES ortho-corrected single scene.