MODIS Subsets

Rapid Response Subsets Discontinued - Worldview Snapshots is now available!
The new low bandwidth web interface replaces the Rapid Response Subsets. Users can select custom bounding boxes and imagery layers with Worldview Snapshots. Users will be allowed to save their preferences with a URL and come back to the URL to retrieve their imagery of choice. When using the Rapid Response Subset links, users will be redirected to the same area-of-interest in Worldview Snapshots.

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Image subsets are created for specific areas of the globe. These images are available as true color composites as well as other band visualizations and ratios which illustrate different characteristics. Historically, MODIS subset images have been customized for specific project applications or at the request of end users. Subset images can be downloaded as GeoTIFFs, JPEGs or KMZ files.


  • Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET)
  • USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
  • Other Subsets


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Visit Worldview to view and download MODIS imagery and many other near real-time datasets.

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