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:
**** NOTE: Availability of the data layers will be intermittent on Wednesday’s between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. CDT.
The service URL is the path to the WMS server that serves the map layers, and is a component of all WMS requests.