OnEarth Daily Planet

OnEarth has launched a milestone data set. Now provided is a near real time global satellite view of MODIS. We are getting very near the point where anyone can freely monitor what’s happening on our planet, right now.

A new dataset built for this server, available from Dec 1st 2007 as a beta test. This mosaic is continuosly updated with images from MODIS TERRA, which has almost global daily coverage. This layer is the most current, near-global image of the earth available. The resolution is 250m per pixel in the middle of the swath, less on the edges. Visit the MODIS Website for more information.

As with all OnEarth layers, a worldKit view is provided, along with parameters to use the imagery in your own worldKit apps.

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  1. Luistxo Fernandez said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    Amazing. Recently in Spanish blogosphere it was widely commented that the man-made feature more easily viewable from space is in Spain. I’m unsure if that’s true, but anyway I zoomed the Daily Planet on the area and found it, clearly visible, the so-called Sea of Plastic. Screenshots in this post, showing as well the snowy area of beautiful Spanish Sierra Nevada.

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