How To: Convert Landsat mulispectral data to an ArcInfo supported format
USGS EROS data center provides Landsat MSS Images in band sequential format. It is possible to convert this data to an ArcInfo supported format using the IMAGEGRID command and some simple preprocessing of the data files. Instructions provided describe the steps to take for this conversion.
Rename the individual band files using Windows Explorer.
<sceneID>.I1 to layer1.bil <sceneID>.I2 to layer2.bil <sceneID>.I3 to layer3.bil <sceneID>.I# to layer#.bil
Create a new header file that ArcInfo can read. Copy and rename the header file (.hdr) provided with the data. Using a simple text editor replace the existing text in the original ASCII file with the header information provided below. In the provided example the keywords are capitalized. The values are contained within the header file provided with the data.