Find Data with ASF Vertex and API Search
The ASF DAAC offers two ways for you to search and download data: through the ASF Vertex application and through the ASF Search API. In either case, it will require you to create a free Earthdata Login account first at the Earthdata website to be able to download the data. The credentials will provide you access to the Vertex Search and API download functionality, which will allow you to download data as a single download or a batch download.
Have questions or need directions on how to get started? See the links to the tutorial and other information below, including helpful videos and Getting Started information for both ASF Vertex and API Search.
ASF Search Engine - Vertex.
Get started with ASF Vertex
Watch this helpful tutorial about downloading data as it provides an overview of downloading data in Vertex and expands your skills even more with our complete list of Vertex Data Search tutorials.
All ASF Vertex tutorials
Defining Data Searches
- Getting an EOSDIS ID and Logging In – (2:06)
- Map Controls In-Depth – (3:34)
- Using Advanced Filters – (3:51)
- Saved Searches and Search History – (4:21)
Using Search Results
- Downloading Data (updated) – (7:41)
- Using Zipped Product Files – (1:18)
- Using The “More Like This” Feature – (2:15)
- Performing Baseline Searches – (3:54)
- Performing SBAS Searches – (5:45)
ASF Search API
Get started with the ASF search API
Building a Search API query consists of 3 basic steps and starts by using the Search API base URL: https://api.daac.asf.alaska.edu and continues to pick an endpoint. All available endpoints are listed in the Keywords documentation, and the Search endpoint uses this base URL: https://api.daac.asf.alaska.edu/services/search/param. For help in making the search efficient, you can read this article on how to build your query using keywords. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us.
After your query is built
The completed URL will be in the following format: https://api.daac.asf.alaska.edu/services/search/param?keyword1=value1&keyword2=value2,value3&keyword3=value4-6
As a result, once your query is built, you may execute it by copy/pasting it into a browser window or a command line interface or by using a program.
More details on various options and some syntax tips can be found in the Search API Tools documentation.