51 U.S. Code § 60113 - Data policy for Landsat 7

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§ 60113.
Data policy for Landsat 7
(a)Landsat 7 Data Policy.—The Landsat Program Management, in consultation with other appropriate United States Government agencies, shall develop a data policy for Landsat 7 which should—
ensure that unenhanced data are available to all users at the cost of fulfilling user requests;
ensure timely and dependable delivery of unenhanced data to the full spectrum of civilian, national security, commercial, and foreign users and the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive;
ensure that the United States retains ownership of all unenhanced data generated by Landsat 7;
support the development of the commercial market for remote sensing data;
ensure that the provision of commercial value-added services based on remote sensing data remains exclusively the function of the private sector; and
to the extent possible, ensure that the data distribution system for Landsat 7 is compatible with the Earth Observing System Data and Information System.
(b)Additional Data Policy Considerations.—In addition, the data policy for Landsat 7 may provide for—
United States private sector entities to operate ground receiving stations in the United States for Landsat 7 data;
other means for direct access by private sector entities to unenhanced data from Landsat 7; and
the United States Government to charge a per image fee, license fee, or other such fee to entities operating ground receiving stations or distributing Landsat 7 data.
(Pub. L. 111–314, § 3, Dec. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 3413.)

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


15 U.S.C. 5615(a), (b).

Pub. L. 102–555, title I, § 105(a), (b), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4170.


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