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Data Recipes

Data recipes are tutorials or step-by-step instructions that have been developed by the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) staff or EOSDIS systems engineers to help users learn how to discover, access, subset, visualize and use our data, information, tools and services. These recipes cover many different data products across the Earth science disciplines and different processing languages/software.

DAAC recipes:

Data access how-to's:

Data Recipe Inventory Table:


Name Description
NASA VIIRS 375 m and 750 m Active Fire Products User's Guide (Version 1.4)
User guide for NASA VIIRS 375 m and 750 m Active Fire Products (Version 1.4)
MODIS Collection 6 Active Fire Product User’s Guide (Revision B)
User guide for using MODIS Collection 6 Active Fire Product (Revision B)

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Name Description
Online Tutorial on GCMD Search Functionality online tutorial for GCMD search functionality
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, An Online Tutorial online tutorial on the fundamentals of remote sensing
Learn2Map Tutorial and Atlas GIS and mapping tutorial designed as a quick-start intro to the basics of GIS
Introduction to Discrete Return LiDAR tutorial on LiDAR and how it works
Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Tutorial tutorial on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Education Tool (POLSARPRO) wide-ranging tutorial and comprehensive documentation to provide a grounding in polarimetry and polarimetric interferometry for stimulating research

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Name Description
GIBS Map Library Usage Several supported map libraries available to take advantage of GIBS via OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), Tiled Web Map Service (TWMS), and KML files. Includes a set of map libraries, code snippets, working examples, and screen captures designed to help in building a user interface to explore NASA's Earth imagery. Alternatively, these guidelines can also help to integrate that imagery into an existing client or to build scripts to retrieve imagery from GIBS.
GIBS Geographic Information System (GIS) Usage Several GIS and imagery viewing tools support access to NASA's GIBS via OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) and Tiled Web Map Service (TWMS) protocols. Includes a list of tools along with instructions and screen captures to help import imagery into them.

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Rapid Response

Name Description
Creating reprojected true color MODIS images Tutorial for creating reprojected true color MODIS images

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Name Description
Worldview Tour Interactive tour through Worldview capabilities

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2019 at 9:08 AM EDT