Using the Google Earth Engine Python API, I can get a Landsat-8 TOA image for anytime before 2017-06-01 but not for any dates after that.

Getting a Landsat-8 TOA image for before 2017-06-01:

from IPython.display import Image
import ee

landsat8_collection = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC8_L1T_TOA')
   .filterDate('2017-01-01', '2017-01-30')


Getting an output:

{'type': 'Image', 'bands': [{'id': 'B1', 'data_type': {'type': 'PixelType', 'precision': 'float'}, 'dimensions': [8201, 8281], 'crs': 'EPSG:32623', 'crs_transform':...

Then, when I try to get an image for anytime after 2017-06-01 I get no output:

landsat8_collection = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC8_L1T_TOA')
     .filterDate('2017-06-01', '2017-06-30')


Getting no output:


I can obtain images for after 2017-06-01 through the JavaScript interface in Google Earth Engine, but for some reason not using the Python client. Any ideas why?


You are using an old Earth Engine collection: 'LANDSAT/LC8_L1T_TOA'. The new collection is LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_TOA.

new_l8 = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_TOA')\
           .filterDate('2017-06-01', '2017-06-30')


# returns 13658

enter image description here


You can get latest Landsat 8 images of 2018, 2019 and so on from landviewer An example of Landsat 8 image taken just 2 days ago on 22nd of April you can see HERE.

Here’s a brief guide to free satellite data that can be found on the service:

  • Landsat 4 - archive 1982-1993
  • Landsat 5 - archive 1984-2013
  • Landsat 7 - archive since 1999
  • Landsat 8 - archive since 2013
  • Sentinel-1 - archive since 2014
  • Sentinel-2 - archive since 2015
  • MODIS - archive since 2012

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