GINA has worked with the National Park Service (NPS) as part of the (CESU) project to help develop a simplified process for managing and accessing ongoing and historical NDVI datasets and metrics derived from those datasets. The results of this effort are the following web Coverage Service (C’S)":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Coverage_Service interface:
This WCS interface offers you three datasets for each year:
- raw weekly composites for a year
- smoothed weekly composites for a year
- metrics generated against the smoothed dataset
The weekly composites are 7 day composites for 42 of the 52 weeks of the year (weeks around December and Janurary are not generated). Each week will show up as a seperate band in the feed for the year.
The metrics are a set of 12 different values (bands) that apply to that points yearly values. See metrics for details.