How is the Aster Worldwide Data fetched?

pathapatha Posts: 2
edited February 2016 in GIS Data Sources
Hey all, I'm working on an application that generates 3D terrain from geotiffs. I'm wondering if one of the devs, or maybe someone who knows a little more about how GM fetches data for a given bounding box would be willing to divulge a bit. Specifically I'm curious how the Aster data is fetched, is it a WMS? If so how would I format a request for a region? I want my user to be able to interactively create a terrain in the same way by drawing a box.


  • pathapatha Posts: 2
    edited February 2016
    Anybody? No? Maybe I'm asking the wrong question? I know I can get data from EarthExplorer on USGS, but I'd like to write an application to pull it directly. I have a GIS library that can do this but I don't know the url of what I should be connecting to.
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,688
    We host the ASTER GDEM data ourselves.  You can access it using the Global Mapper SDK, but it's not a public web service or WMS.
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