The following example shows how to read a Landsat-8 data set downloaded from the USGS Earth Explorer and how to convert the bands’ scaled counts to radiance, reflectance and/or brightness temperature.
We will use the test data set supplied with this package. In order to read the data set, just supply the filename (or list of filenames) to the
## Loading required package: raster
## Loading required package: sp
The meta data will automatically be loaded since (i) Landsat-8 is a known platform to the
satellite package and (ii) the name of the meta data file is in accordance with the USGS conventions.