The AρρEEARS API: Resources for R Users

Jun 30, 2020

Author's Note: February 14, 2024 The AppEEARS resources have been updated since the publishing of this news announcement. Please visit: to see the most recent AppEEARS Data Resources.

The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS) provides simple and efficient access to a wide range of geospatial data. The AρρEEARS Application Programming Interface (API) has been operationally released and offers all features provided by the AρρEEARS user interface with the exception of visualization. The API allows users to submit and download point and area requests, as well as utilizing other AρρEEARS services via the command line or within programming languages such as R and Python.

The LP DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of a set of R Markdown tutorials titled “AρρEEARS API Tutorials in R” to submit and download both point and area requests via the API in R. The intent of these tutorials is to familiarize R users with the AρρEEARS API. The tutorials are available as R Markdown files and HTML outputs that provide a detailed description of how to connect to the AρρEEARS API, query the list of available products, submit point or area sample requests, download request outputs, work with the AρρEEARS Quality API, and load the results into R for visualization.


  • Getting Started with the AρρEEARS API Point Request in R Markdown shows how to use R to submit and download a point request.
  • Getting Started with the AρρEEARS API Area Request in R Markdown shows how to use R to submit and download an area request.

Access the tutorial repository directly at: