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What's New with the USGS Global Visualization Viewer

June 25, 2014

Version 9.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The primary change in this release allows users to select a larger mosaic grid size. This release includes the following updates:

April 25, 2014

Version 8.21 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release primarily includes internal changes to the way Landsat 8 datasets are updated. GloVis has been verified with Java 8. GloVis no longer supports Internet Explorer 8 or earlier.

February 18, 2014

Version 8.20 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release of GloVis is compatible with Java 7 or higher. The latest Java update is recommended. Go to java.com to download or update your Java installation.

February 2, 2014

Version 8.19.3 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, some MODIS datasets use a lighter background.

Java 7 or higher is required.

January 17, 2014

Version 8.19.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release fixes some incompatibilities with Java 7 Update 51.

November 26, 2013

Version 8.19.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release fixes some internal metadata values in the ASTER L1B collections.

The USGS Global Visualization Viewer will no longer support Java 6 after January, 2014. Users who have Java 6 will see a reminder. The latest version of Java 7 is recommended for all users. Go to java.com for more information or to download or update your Java installation.

October 29, 2013

Version 8.19 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes internal updates to the "Search for Address" functionality in the Map Layers menu.

October 17, 2013

Version 8.18 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes several minor updates.

July 2, 2013

Version 8.17.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The end date for Landsat 8 Pre-WRS-2 data is April 10, 2013. The start date for on-orbit Landsat 8 data is April 11, 2013.

July 1, 2013

Version 8.17 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds the "Landsat 8 Pre-WRS-2" collection, which includes images before Landsat 8 achieved operational (WRS-2) orbit, February 27 - April 10, 2013. For more information about Landsat 8, please see the Landsat Web Site. These images are not included in the Landsat 4 - Present collection as they do not align with images collected after the satellite achieved orbit.

May 30, 2013

Version 8.16 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. Landsat 8 imagery is now available. Landsat 8 OLI and Combined OLI/TIRS scenes are available in the Landsat Archive Collection menu under Landsat 8 OLI and Landsat 4 - Present. For more information about Landsat 8, please see the Landsat Web Site.

May 21, 2013

Version 8.15 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release primarily changes the way the GloVis Java applet is deployed on the web site. Not every combination of operating system, browser, and Java plug-in or add-on has been tested.

Go to java.com for more information or to download or update your Java installation. Apple Macintosh users should use Software Update or see the downloads area of www.apple.com. Lion users (64-bit) and higher may use java.com (does not apply to Chrome users).

This release also resolves some issues with downloading browse and metadata from the File menu.

May 7, 2013

Version 8.14 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. Primary changes in this release include:

The most recent version of Java is strongly recommended. Go to java.com for more information or to download or update your Java installation. Apple Macintosh users should use Software Update or see the downloads area of www.apple.com. Lion users (64-bit) and higher may use java.com (does not apply to Chrome users).

March 19, 2013

Version 8.13 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. Primary changes in this release include:

The most recent version of Java is strongly recommended. Go to java.com for more information or to download or update your Java installation. Apple Macintosh users should use Software Update or see the downloads area of www.apple.com. Lion users (64-bit) and higher may use java.com (does not apply to Chrome users).

January 15, 2013

Version 8.12 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release incorporates website analytics and a customer survey that the USGS will use in the long term to improve its websites. Refer to the USGS explanation of how the survey works and how it is used.

December 27, 2012

Version 8.11 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. Primary changes to the web site include:

October 30, 2012

Version 8.10 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. Primary changes to the web site include:

September 18, 2012

Version 8.9 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release primarily adds new MODIS datasets. Changes include:

August 31, 2012

Version 8.8.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released to address a code signing issue reported by some versions of Java.

August 31, 2012

Version 8.8.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release fixes internal problems that prevented EO-1 and ASTER L1B data from updating correctly.

August 29, 2012

Version 8.8 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes:

August 23, 2012

Version 8.7.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes updates to hyperlinks to ASTER product information pages.

August 7, 2012

Version 8.7.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes updates to hyperlinks to ASTER and MODIS product information pages.

June 12, 2012

Version 8.7 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes:

May 13, 2012

Version 8.6.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release contains minor updates for the latest EarthExplorer release which includes an improved Item Basket (Shopping Cart).

April 17, 2012

Version 8.6.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release updates the Browser Requirements page to explain that Java 1.6 Update 31 or higher is required. (Update: The latest Java update is strongly recommended.)

April 2, 2012

Version 8.6 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes updates to the NAPP and NHAP glossaries and fixes a problem with downloading MRLC files and metadata.

March 16, 2012

Version 8.5 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds GLS2010 to the TerraLook collection.

February 13, 2012

Version 8.4 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes:

This release also includes performance improvements for keeping the GloVis collections up-to-date.

October 13, 2011

Version 8.3.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release fixes the "Search for Scene" functionality for GLS2010 and includes some performance improvements for keeping GloVis collections up-to-date.

August 9, 2011

Version 8.3 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release fixes several minor bugs in the interface. Changes include:

July 19, 2011

Version 8.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, the default starting sensor is L4-7 Combined. This release also includes a new banner at the top of the page and a few other minor updates to the interface. Changes include:

May 11, 2011

Version 8.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes Global Land Survey (GLS) 2010 and adds the MCD43A2 and MCD43B2 datasets to MODIS. Changes include:

March 17, 2011

Version 8.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release uses Java 1.6 and incorporates the Browse Image Viewer into the main page. Changes include:

February 11, 2011

Version 7.26.9 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release uses the shopping cart from EarthExplorer. Changes include:

November 16, 2010

Version 7.26.8 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes several minor updates. Changes include:

July 29, 2010

Version 7.26.7 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes minor interface updates and a change to the way ASTER L1B data is kept in sync with the DAAC. Changes include:

EarthExplorer is also available for searching and downloading ASTER L1B data.

May 24, 2010

Version 7.26.6 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes updates to the NDVI graphs. Changes in this release include:

April 7, 2010

Version 7.26.5 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes several additional MODIS V005 datasets:

March 23, 2010

Version 7.26.4 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes several additional MODIS V005 datasets, 2009 NDVI data, and a current Java Code Signing Certificate. Changes include:

Note: depending on browser security settings, users may have to accept the Java Code Signing certificate again before the applet will display.

March 8, 2010

Version 7.26.3 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes internal changes to improve ingest of MODIS scenes. Also with this release, the dialog box for searching MODIS scenes by ID will accept either the "Granule ID" or "Local Granule ID".

February 18, 2010

Version 7.26.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release includes some minor FAQ updates and an internal change to the way ASTER and MODIS collections are updated.

January 25, 2010

Version 7.26.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release is expected to resolve some issues we have experienced with ASTER ingests failing, causing GloVis to miss recent ASTER granules. This release also moves the "Combined" MODIS datasets into their own menu, in anticipation of the addition of more MODIS datasets later this Spring.

October 1, 2009

Version 7.26 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, EO-1 scenes over islands have been added to the GLS2005 dataset. Also in this release, ASTER L1B data, a rolling 2-year archive of granules over the United States and its territories, has been added.

September 9, 2009

Version 7.25 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, the maximum number of Landsat scenes that may be submitted for on-demand processing has been increased to 100.

July 29, 2009

Version 7.24 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, ASTER products are only available to authorized Educational, NASA Affiliated, or Federal partners. This release also includes some bug fixes. Changes include:

July 6, 2009

Version 7.23 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, Aerial products are no longer available for ordering as a high-resolution product (they are still available for download at no charge as a medium-resolution product). The TerraLook collection now consists of the ASTER and GLS datasets. The primary changes include:

USGS Conversion to Electronic Geospatial Data Distribution

Over the past two years, the USGS has been steadily expanding the amount of digital geospatial data from its Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive that are available electronically in standard formats at no cost. In part, this expansion was achieved by scanning very large volumes of film images that were originally captured by aircraft- and satellite-borne cameras. Users can now preview and instantly download their selections from millions of land images and map graphics. In some cases, user selections that are not yet in the electronic-distribution format must be scanned or otherwise processed before they become available for free download. Users are encouraged to visit EarthExplorer or the Global Visualization viewer to see what data are currently available for their areas of interest.

The transition toward a fully and freely available archive has in some cases included the elimination of traditional USGS products that required inefficient, "custom" procedures to produce. As of July 1, 2009 USGS/EROS will no longer accept customer orders for any products other than those offered electronically at no charge.

However, as EROS continues to routinely work through the archive to scan aerial and satellite film images for free distribution, customers will be allowed to pay a service fee for specific images to be scanned. For example, beginning October 1, 2009 EROS will be using new scanning equipment to provide free, higher-resolution products than are currently available from certain data sets such as the National High Altitude Photography Program -- by going from 63-micron to 25-micron scans (from 400 to 1000 dots per inch). Since it will take at least three years to systematically work through the vast EROS film archive, customers will retain the option of paying to have specific images of interest pulled from the archive for immediate scanning and posting for free download.

Scenes from the Landsat archive are available at no charge, processed to Standard Terrain Correction (Level 1T). While some scenes do not have the ground-control or elevation data necessary to perform L1T correction, the best level of correction is applied. More details at Landsat Product Information.

June 15, 2009

Version 7.22 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, EO-1 ALI and Hyperion datasets are available for download at no charge as a standard Level 1 product. No other processing options are available.

May 28, 2009

Version 7.21 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, ASTER and MODIS will be better synchronized with the DAAC holdings; these changes are internal to the system, but users may notice fewer discrepancies between GloVis and DAAC holdings. For MODIS datasets, the 10-digit portion of the Granule ID is now shown in addition to the Local Granule ID in the Scene Information box and the Show Metadata window. For MODIS multi-day composite datasets, all scenes in the composite are now visible.

May 8, 2009

Version 7.20 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, the Global Land Survey (GLS) 1990 and 1975 datasets have been added. Some of the collection menus have also been reorganized. The main changes include:

December 8, 2008

Version 7.19 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, all of the Landsat 4-5 TM and Landsat 1-5 MSS images are available for download at no charge as standard products. If a scene is not available for immediate download, it may be submitted for on-demand processing to a standard product. NOTES: These scenes are found in the Landsat Archive collection and will be placed in the USGS Shopping Basket. You will not be charged for Landsat scenes. For other orderable scenes there will be a charge, as shown in the Shopping Basket. For more information about Landsat data, please see the Landsat Web page. The main changes include:

NOTE: All previously-offered USGS Landsat products will be discontinued.

October 8, 2008

Version 7.18.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. For the Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off and SLC-on datasets, the Scene List now shows a "Submit" button rather than an "Order" button. If a scene is not available for immediate download, it may be submitted for on-demand processing to a standard product. NOTE: scenes will be placed in the USGS Shopping Basket, but you will not be charged for Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off or SLC-on scenes. For other scenes, including Landsat 4-5 TM and Landsat 1-5 MSS, there will be a charge, as shown in the Shopping Basket. For more information about Landsat data, please see the Landsat Web page.

September 30, 2008

Version 7.18 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, all of the Landsat 7 ETM+ images are available for download at no charge as a standard product. Several other datasets are now available for download only. The main changes include:

August 25, 2008

Version 7.17 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. With this release, the NAPP dataset is available for download and the Systematic L1G ETM+ dataset has been added, also as a download. The main changes include:

July 31, 2008

Version 7.16 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release updates the Protected Area Points and Protected Area Polygons Map Layers to the December, 2007 version of the World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) Consortium data. This release also includes the 2007 NDVI data.

June 30, 2008

Version 7.15 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release changes the mechanism for downloading the GloVis source code. Also with this release, NHAP scenes are available for download at no charge. The main changes include:

June 2, 2008

Version 7.14 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release fixes some bugs in the "Search for Scene" and "Load Saved Scene List" functionality for the ASTER and Landsat 7 SLC-off Standard L1T collections.

April 10, 2008

Version 7.13 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release changes ASTER and MODIS ordering from the DAAC shopping cart to the same USGS shopping basket used by other collections. The main changes include:

February 1, 2008

Version 7.12.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for the Global Land Survey (GLS) 2005 dataset. The main changes include:

January 24, 2008

Version 7.12 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for the Global Land Survey (GLS) 2000 dataset. The main changes include:

December 17, 2007

Version 7.11 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release implements changes to support a restructuring of the metadata in the Landsat archive. The main changes include:

GloVis 7.11 code will not work with older Landsat data archives due to major changes in the metadata field names and formats.

October 11, 2007

Registration is now required to order and download many of the datasets. Details are available on the EarthExplorer site.

August 28, 2007

Version 7.10 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for National High Altitude Photography (NHAP) data, makes the MRLC 2001 Reflectance data downloadable, and makes other improvements. The main changes include:

June 4, 2007

Version 7.9 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for the Landsat ETM+ Standard Terrain Product, Tri-Decadal ETM+ Pan Mosaics, and Tri-Decadal TM Mosaics, and makes other improvements. The main changes include:

April 26, 2007

Version 7.8 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for NALC data and makes other improvements. The main changes include:

February 5, 2007

Version 7.7 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for TerraLook and makes other improvements. The main changes include:

December 20, 2006

Version 7.6 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release adds support for downloading MRLC 2001 TC data and makes other improvements. The main changes include:

September 27, 2006

Version 7.5 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is release adds National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP) data support and adds other features. The main changes include:

June 28, 2006

Version 7.4 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is primarily a maintenance release. The main changes include:

May 24, 2006

Version 7.3 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The primary reason for this release is to change the ASTER inventory to use L1A data instead of L1B data to maintain compatibility with the DAAC ASTER inventory.

April 4, 2006

Version 7.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is primarily a maintenance release. The main changes include:

December 21, 2005

Version 7.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is primarily a maintenance release. The main changes include:

September 28, 2005

Version 7.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The primary goal of this release is to upgrade the Java applet to a more recent version of Java and to upgrade the GUI. The main changes include:

June 29, 2005

Version 6.3 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is primarily a maintenance release. The main changes include:

March 30, 2005

Version 6.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is primarily a maintenance release. The main changes include:

January 4, 2005

Version 6.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This is primarily a maintenance release. The main changes include:

September 20, 2004

Version 6.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The main focus of this release is to add support for additional MODIS Terra and Aqua datasets, and to add support for the EO-1 ALI and Hyperion datasets. The main changes include:

July 12, 2004

Version 5.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The main focus of this release is to add support for the MODIS Terra and Aqua Surface Reflectance 8-day L3 Global 500 SIN Grid data datasets (MOD09A1 and MYD09A1). The main changes include:

March 31, 2004

Version 4.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The main focus of this release was making improvements to the Java applet functionality. The changes include:

January 29, 2004

Version 4.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The main focus of this release was adding a large number of data sets. The full list of changes includes:

October 29, 2003

Version 3.3 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The main improvements in this release are adding the ASTER TIR browse as a data set, and enabling ordering of ASTER granules using a shopping basket. The full list of changes includes:

August 28, 2003

Version 3.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. The main improvements in this release are changing the ASTER VNIR browse from Level-2 Decorrelated stretch images to Level-1B images, and to expand the metadata available for Landsat scenes. The full list of changes includes:

May 1, 2003

Version 3.1 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) has been released. This release is a maintenance release to make some minor improvements to the existing functionality. The changes include:

December 5, 2002

Version 3.0 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer has been released. This release adds support for ASTER Level-2 Decorrelated Stretch VNIR scenes using Level-1B metadata. The inventory of ASTER scenes is current through the end of May 2002. Infrastructure is being put into place to keep the inventory up-to-date on a daily basis, but it is not ready yet. Directly ordering ASTER scenes is not yet supported. However, instructions are provided for ordering data via the EDG. Other changes include:

August 23, 2002

Version 2.2 of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer has been released. This release is a maintenance release to make some minor improvements to the existing functionality. The changes include:

April 29, 2002

The current version of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer has incorporated a number of improvements to the site's navigation and displays, data and metadata access, and overall usability. Specific changes for Release 2.1 include:

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Navigation and Displays

Data and Metadata Access

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