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MODIS Web Service updated to a RESTful API

MODIS Web Services

MODIS Web Services offered by the ORNL DAAC

ORNL DAAC’s MODIS Web Service has been updated to a RESTful Application Programming Interface (API). The MODIS Web Service can be used to programmatically retrieve subsets for a variety of MODIS Collection 6 Land Products for user-defined areas and time periods.

The updated MODIS Web Service offers improved performance, simplified client solutions, standards-based specifications, and responses in either CSV or JSON format. Example calls to each web service function are provided at https://modis.ornl.gov/rst/ui/.

We provide several tutorials demonstrating how to retrieve MODIS data via the web service using Python and R:

  • https://github.com/ornldaac/modis_restservice_qc_filter_Python
  • https://github.com/ornldaac/modis_restservice_qc_filter_R
  • The API also provides programmatic access to the advanced visualization and quality filtering capabilities of the web-based MODIS tools maintained by the ORNL DAAC:

  • MODIS Collection 6 Land Products Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool
  • MODIS Collection 6 Land Products Fixed Sites Subsetting and Visualization Tool
  • Citation:
    ORNL DAAC. 2018. MODIS Collection 6 Land Product Subsets RESTful Web Service. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Accessed May 05, 2018. Products obtained using the MODIS Web Service tool. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1600

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