LP DAAC Releases MODIS WMS Layers

Aug 23, 2017

(Author's Note 5/19/2020: The MODIS WMS is in the process of being replaced by a new collection of OGC complaint Web Map Services. Please read the news archive for the latest WMS information.

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) has recently made a select number of data products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) archive available as Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Services (WMS). A WMS allows users to remotely access georeferenced map images via Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests. These images do not transfer raw data values, but transfer full resolution browse images that can be useful as standalone images or as GIS basemaps.

WMS data layers are published for the most recent one year window for non-yearly products; yearly products are published for the single most recent year available in the data collection. Below is a list of the data products available with a link to more information about the data:

For more information about how to access the WMS, please visit the WMS Data Layers information page.