1. Worldview 1.3.0 Released

Worldview 1.3.0 Released

The latest release of EOSDIS Worldview includes not only the long-awaited ability to create animations, but also the ability to rotate polar views. These value-added features allow users to more easily demonstrate and share dynamic processes shown in imagery from NASA’s Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) and Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE).

To set up an animation, simply click on the camera icon to the left of the Worldview date slider bar at the bottom of the home page, find the view or event you want to capture, and set the date range for the time you want to capture. You can set an animation to capture daily, monthly, or yearly time increments. In the example below, an animation has been set up to capture the calving of iceberg B-31 from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier over almost three weeks in November 2013 (you can view this animation in Worldview at http://go.nasa.gov/2f7fpOQ):

Iceberg B-31 Calving, November 2013

You also can turn your animation into an animated GIF (as shown above) by simply clicking the icon on the right side of the animation box.

For polar views, new “rotate” buttons have been added on the right side of the screen that allow users to decide which direction is “up.” On mobile devices, you also can use a two-fingered twisting gesture to rotate the polar views. In addition, Worldview 1.3.0 adds descriptions for the new MODIS Collection 6 layers along with bug fixes.

Published November 3, 2016

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