NASA’s Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) API gives users access to a database of Earth observation data. The GIBS API offers access to high-resolution satellite images in a tile pyramid format. Users of the GIBS API also have access to an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), a Tiled Web Map Service (TWMS), Google Earth KML files, and the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL). The GIBS API is powered by “OnEarth” a NASA/JPL server system.
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