I downloaded the MODIS level 2 data for precipitable water vapor (MOD05_L2.A2015193.1535.006.2015194020321.hdf) and the corresponding geolocation file (MOD03.A2015193.1535.006.2015193213734.hdf). When viewed in Panopoly the Water_Vapor_Infrared field is of type Geo2D and I can plot it on a map. However, the Water_Vapor_Near_Infrared is labelled as type 2D and can't be projected onto a map. I Downloaded the ModisSwath tool and reprojected the MOD05_L2.A2015193.1535.006.2015194020321.hdf using the geolocation file MOD03.A2015193.1535.006.2015193213734.hdf which seems to have worked. But when I look at the reprojected data in Panoply it is still only 2D!
How do I convert the Water_Vapor_Near_Infrared data so that it can be projected onto a map? Is there a specific setting I need to use in the ModisSwath tool or is there a way to do it straight from Panoply (I've also tried it in a few other programs like SeaDAS with no luck).