readMeta: Read Landsat MTL metadata files

View source: R/readMeta.R

readMetaR Documentation

Read Landsat MTL metadata files

Description

Reads metadata and deals with legacy versions of Landsat metadata files and where possible adds missing information (radiometric gain and offset, earth-sun distance).

Usage

readMeta(file, raw = FALSE)

Arguments

file

path to Landsat MTL file (...MTL.txt)

raw

Logical. If TRUE the full raw metadata will be returned as a list. if FALSE (the default) all important metadata are homogenized into a standard format (ImageMetaData) and some information is added.

Value

Object of class ImageMetaData

Examples

## Example metadata file (MTL)
mtlFile  <- system.file("external/landsat/LT52240631988227CUB02_MTL.txt", package="RStoolbox")

## Read metadata
metaData <- readMeta(mtlFile)

## Summary
summary(metaData)


RStoolbox documentation built on March 18, 2022, 5:37 p.m.