ASTER Data Access Policies
Access and redistribution of ASTER data available from the LP DAAC is subject to contractual agreements between NASA and the Japanese owners of the ASTER sensor. Please see the sections below for additional information or refer to our FAQ page.
Search, Browse, and Order access is available for the following ASTER Products from LP DAAC free of charge:
Search and Browse access is available for the following ASTER Product from LP DAAC:
|ASTER L1A Routine Reconstructed Unprocessed Instrument Data V003 (AST_L1A)||Global|
NASA Approved access to ASTER L1A and all other higher level ASTER products is available for educational use, NASA-supported research, and U.S. Federal partners via an application process. Additional information is available on the application form link below.
- Create an URS account if you do not already have one.
- Submit the application form for access to ASTER ordering privileges.
Alternate Search, Browse, and Order (at a charge) access is available for all ASTER products except NAALSED from:
Japan Space Systems Earth Remote Sensing Division WWW IMS interface:
ASTER Data Redistribution Policies
NASA Approved and Educational Users of ASTER Data Received from the LP DAAC
ASTER data are subject to redistribution and citation policies. Before ordering ASTER data, users must agree to redistribute data products only to individuals within their organizations or projects of intended use.
ASTER Global DEM
ASTER Global DEM (GDEM) data are subject to redistribution and citation policies. Before ordering ASTER GDEM data, users must agree to redistribute data products only to individuals within their organizations or projects of intended use, or in response to disasters in support of the GEO Disaster Theme. When presenting or publishing ASTER GDEM data, users are required to include a citation stating, "ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA."
Because there are known inaccuracies and artifacts in the data set, please use the product with awareness of its limitations. The data are provided "as is" and neither NASA nor METI/ERSDAC will be responsible for any damages resulting from use of the data.
Click here for additional GDEM redistribution information.
ASTER Data Citation Policy
Please see the citation page for more current information and examples:
Citing LP DAAC and Data