I want to download the latest Modis vegetation Index Data(MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 250m SIN Grid V006) , whenever it is available for my Study Area.

I know the Tile that my data falls in, but I can't figure out how to search, and get a list of available tiles in a Given Time period.

Is there a sample script which shows how you can search for Modis data using pyModis?


Outside of pyModis, this can be done by using the LAADS Web Service (LWS) Classic API

LAADS Web Service Classic is a SOAP and REST based Application Programming Interface (API) that allows users to search, order, and download MODIS Level-1 and atmosphere data products through a programmable interface.

You will have to first get a List of available scenes, by making a Query like: http://modwebsrv.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/axis2/services/MODAPSservices/searchForFiles?product=MOD13Q1&start=2018-07-25&stop=2018-08-23&north=07&south=07&west=25&east=25&coordsOrTiles=tiles

which returns:


You will have to pick up this Id, and use it in the following request: http://modwebsrv.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/axis2/services/MODAPSservices/getFileProperties?fileIds=3252975585

which will return:

    <return mws:type="mws:FileProperties">
        <mws:ingestTime>2018-08-15 16:56:15.578021</mws:ingestTime>
        <mws:startTime>2018-07-28 00:00:00.0</mws:startTime>

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