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Worldview Snapshots

Screenshot of Worldview Snapshots Worldview Snapshots is a lightweight tool for creating image snapshots from a selection of popular NASA satellite imagery layers. Users can preview and download imagery in different band combinations and add overlays on the imagery of active fire detections, coastlines, borders, and roads. Worldview Snapshots is ideal for users with low/limited bandwidth access or for users who want to rapidly retrieve georeferenced satellite imagery of the same area each day.

Worldview Snapshots offers satellite imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the Aqua and Terra satellites and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi-National Polar orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite and the NOAA-20 satellite. Imagery is provided by the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS). Near real-time imagery through the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) is available approximately 3 hours after satellite observation.

Worldview Snapshots is the successor to Rapid Response Subsets. Rapid Response had been providing global swath and subset imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) since 2001. Near Real-Time (Orbit Swath) Images for Terra and Aqua/MODIS, Suomi NPP/VIIRS and NOAA-20/VIIRS are still available.

Visit Worldview if you would like to use the fullly featured, interactive interface for browsing full resolution imagery.

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Page Last Updated: May 18, 2022 at 10:19 AM EDT