AGC 2019 AppEEARS Area Use Case #1


Published: Oct. 25, 2019

Published: October 25, 2019

Hands-on Workshop for Accessing, Processing, and Analyzing Fire and Vegetation data in Yosemite National Park using AppEEARS.


These materials were presented as a workshop at the Applied Geography Conference on Friday, October 25, 2019. The goal of the workshop was to provide participants with information and resources for accessing, analyzing and downloading S-NPP NASA VIIRS Thermal Anomalies and Fire data and Terra MODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data using AppEEARS. This repository contains the materials used during the workshop for the AppEEARS Area Use Case #1.
Be sure to read the instructions below for how to complete the workshop on your own.

Topics Covered:

  1. Extracting data in AppEEARS
  2. Exploring results of an Area Sample request
  3. Download the contents of an AppEEARS Area Sample request


  1. Download and open the AGC 2019 AppEEAR Area Use Case #1 file and complete each step outlined in that document.

Contact Information:

Author: Danielle Golon¹

Voice: +1-866-573-3222
Organization: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Date last modified: 10-29-2019

¹Innovate!, Inc., contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Work performed under USGS contract G15PD00467 for LP DAAC2.
2LP DAAC Work performed under NASA contract NNG14HH33I.

Relevant Products

Product Long Name
MOD13Q1.006 MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 250 m SIN Grid
VNP14.001 VIIRS/NPP Thermal Anomalies/Fire 6-Min L2 Swath 750 m


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