1. Introducing Earthdata Search - Beta!

Introducing Earthdata Search - Beta!

Earthdata Search combines the latest EOSDIS service offerings with user experience research and expertise, producing a state-of-the-art client for discovering, searching, visualizing, and retrieving Earth science data.

Screenshot of the Earthdata Search client

The Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is proud to announce the beta release of Earthdata Search. Earthdata Search combines the latest EOSDIS service offerings with user experience research and expertise, producing a state-of-the-art client for discovering, searching, visualizing, and retrieving Earth science data.

We invite you to visit Earthdata Search and take the introductory tour or just explore. The site is continually updated based on user feedback, so please help us create the best search client possible by leaving feedback through the link in the upper-right corner of Earthdata Search.

What is Earthdata Search?

Earthdata Search provides easy-to-use access to EOSDIS services for Earth science data discovery, filtering, visualization, and access. It also serves as a platform to feature planned EOSDIS services as they become available. Through these services, Earthdata Search allows users to:

  • Search for Earth observation data: Earthdata Search uses the Common Metadata Repository (CMR) for sub-second search across the EOSDIS metadata catalog and simpler, faster access to faceted metadata. As the CMR evolves to provide parameter, visualization, and service metadata, Earthdata Search will take advantage of the new features.
  • Preview Earth observation data: Using Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), Earthdata Search enables high-performance, highly available data visualization. Earthdata Search provides data visualizations on a web-based map using the GIBS tile service. As GIBS adds support for granule-based visualizations, Earthdata Search will enable users to view even more precise map imagery and thumbnails for GIBS-enabled data collections.
  • Download and access Earth observation data: In addition to direct download, Earthdata Search surfaces OPeNDAP services for simpler spatial and parameter subsetting. Planned EOSDIS-sponsored updates to OPeNDAP provide opportunities to dramatically improve user experience for data subsetting, download, and transformation. Earthdata Search will bring these changes to end-users as they become available.

Video introduction

Introduction to Earthdata Search video
Earthdata Search Tutorial video

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 at 10:37 AM EDT