This block provides MODIS true-color images at processing level 2. These images are acquired by the Terra satellite sensor at a revisit rate of 1-2 days anywhere on the globe. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning. The datasets are available starting with 2000.
|Export Data (Raster)|
|Raster CRS Conversion|
The geographic coverage is global.
|Data provider||NASA Global Imagery Browse Services|
|Spatial resolution (m)||250|
|Spectral bands||Red - Band 1|
Green - Band 4
Blue - Band 3
|Geometric processing level||Ortho|
|Radiometric processing level||L2 (Corrected reflectance)|
|Data availability||Since 2000|
|Bit depth||8 bits per pixel|
16 bits per pixel
|Coordinate system||WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG 3857)|
|Can be reused in an UP42 workflow||No|
Data cannot be queried based on scene ID.
This data block also provides MODIS-derived data such as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) (rolling 8-day average) product or the Corrected Reflectance for Bands 7-2-1.
This is an open source block and it is intended to help you build your own custom data block from scratch. For more information, please check the source code in the modis repository.
The default layer is
MODIS_Terra_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor. The full list of available layers can be found in the modis repository. These layers originate from the GIBS Available Imagery Products and they have the same extent and resolution as the MODIS true-color layer.
The generated GeoTIFF image file includes all the layers defined in the job parameters. These layers are added as individual bands in the order specified in the job parameters. Tags are also written into the output file with the origin of each band (see example metadata for a raster rendered in QGIS).
|Aqua is the second MODIS satellite with an afternoon crossing time.|
|A rolling 8-day NDVI average computed with MODIS Terra imagery.|
|A rolling 8-day EVI average computed with MODIS Terra imagery.|
|Bands 3,6 and 7 are useful for determining Land/Cloud/Aerosols properties.|
|Bands 7,2 and 1 are useful for determining Land/Cloud/Aerosols boundaries.|
When rendering a 4-band raster with uint8 as data type into a GIS software like QGIS, band 4 is set as the alpha band (transparency band) by default. You can turn the alpha band off by going to Layer Properties and setting the transparency band to None in the tab Transparency.
|Supported JSON parameters||Default value||Min||Max||Examples|
|n.a.||n.a.||Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.|
Example based on a workflow created with the data block MODIS (GeoTIFF):
For more information, please refer to the marketplace.