The EO Grids Web Feature Service (WFS) provides global / continental reference tile grids which are commonly used by EO data providers, e.g. vector layers of:

  • Landsat 1-3 footprints in World Reference System 1 (WRS-1, global coverage, ascending & descending)
  • Landsat 4-8 footprints of World Reference System 2 (WRS-2, global coverage, ascending & descending)
  • Sentinel-2 MGRS Tiles (global coverage) and orbits
  • MODIS Sinosoidal Grid (global coverage)
  • GLANCE tiling scheme (7 continents)
  • Equi7 tiling scheme (7 continents)

Overview available vector layers

You might connect to the EO Grids WFS via:

  • WFS 1.1: https://ows.geo.hu-berlin.de/cgi-bin/qgis_mapserv.fcgi?MAP=/owsprojects/eo-grids/eo-grids.qgs&service=WFS&request=GetCapabilities&
  • WFS 3.0: https://ows.geo.hu-berlin.de/cgi-bin/qgis_mapserv.fcgi/wfs3/?MAP=/owsprojects/eo-grids/eo-grids.qgs

To visualize an EO Grids Layer in QGIS

  1. Connect to the EO Grids WFS

    Add WFS connections
    Step 1: Add a WFS connections to QGIS

  2. Select a layer and click “Add”

    Add WFS layer
    Step 2: Add EO Grids Layer to QGIS