Download a sample panchromatic band from the city of Liverpool, UK

This is a cropped version of the panchromatic band from a Landsat 8 Level 1 scene from 2020/09/27. It was taken on a virtually cloud-free day and shows the Mersey river delta and some off-shore wind turbines.

The scene was downloaded from USGS Earth Explorer. Original data are in the public domain and are redistributed here in accordance with the Landsat Data Distribution Policy.

Source: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.22041353 (CC0)


untar (bool) – If True, unpack the tar archive after downloading and return a path to the folder containing the unpacked files instead. Default is False.


path (str) – The path to the downloaded .tar file that contains the scene.