Web Map Service (WMS)

Description

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium dedicated to developing open web service interface standards for geospatial data served over the internet. A Web Map Service (WMS) is an OGC standard that 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 are useful as standalone images or as base maps in a GIS software program. The LP DAAC has made a subset of data products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) collection available as WMS map layers. These layers can be requested and visualized, via HTTP, in an internet browser or in a program that connects to, and consumes, layers available on a WMS server.

To get started, please visit the User Guide. The User Guide contains examples for how to use the Service URL in a GIS program as well as examples for GetMap and GetCapabilities requests.

LP DAAC WMS Layers:
WMS layers published by the LP DAAC are available 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. Available data products include:

  • MOD09A1.006: Terra MODIS, 8-Day, 500 meter, True Color Composite (Red = band 1, Green = band 4, Blue = band 3)
  • MOD11A2.006: Terra MODIS, 8-Day, 1,000 meter, Daytime Land Surface Temperature (LST)
  • MOD13Q1.006: Terra MODIS, 16-Day, 250 meter, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • MOD14A2.006: Terra MODIS, 8-day, 1,000 meter, Confidence of Fire (combined high, medium, and low)
  • MOD15A2H.006: Terra MODIS, 8-Day, 500 meter, Leaf Area Index (LAI)
  • MOD17A2H.006: Terra MODIS, 8-Day, 500 meter, Gross Primary Productivity (GPP)
  • MOD44B.006: Terra MODIS, Yearly, 250 meter, Percentage Tree Cover (PTC)
  • MCD12Q1.006: Combined MODIS,Yearly, 500 meter, Land Cover Type 1 (IGBP)

**** NOTE: Availability of the data layers will be intermittent on Wednesday’s between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. CDT.

Service URL
The service URL is the path to the WMS server that serves the map layers, and is a component of all WMS requests.

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Documentation

Citation

The [PRODUCT] was (were) retrieved from the online Web Map Service (WMS), courtesy of the NASA EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/tools/web-map-service-wms/

Example:

"The Terra MODIS Vegetation Index (MOD13Q1) data product was retrieved from the online Data Pool, courtesy of the NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/tools/web-map-service-wms/ "

Available Products

WMS layers published by the LP DAAC are available 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. Available data products include:

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