I'm trying to find either a list of all of the MODIS Terra swath footprints, or boundary dataset (i.e. polygons) with the footprint code as an attribute. I've searched high and low on various NASA and MODIS-related sites, but I can't find that specific data anywhere.

Does anyone know where I could find this information?


You can find a shape file with this information under the following link:


It contains the horizontal and vertical tile numbers as attributes 'h' and 'v'.

  • Sorry, but the MODIS Sinusoidal tiling system does not apply to Swath products, which is what @tinyplanet00 explicitly asked for. @Mr.Che's answer taking the official /geoMeta/ datasets into account is more target-oriented. – fdetsch Sep 18 '18 at 12:42

Also you could try to download txt files with footprint corners coordinates located here: https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/archive/geoMeta/6/TERRA/

File example: https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/archive/geoMeta/6/TERRA/2018/MOD03_2018-01-01.txt

I have Python script (pyQGIS 3 required) to convert them into shp files if someone intrested in - ask me in the comments.

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