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SPOT: A "Subsettability Checker" for HDF-EOS Files
Entry ID: HDF-EOS_SPOT

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Summary
Abstract: SPOT is a stand-alone tool that can be used to determine if HDF-EOS files are "subsettable" by UAH's HDF-EOS Web-based subsetter, HEW . To be subsettable using the HDF-EOS library calls, files must be structured in specific ways and must contain certain fields. SPOT checks the file for adherence to these rules. But SPOT does more than that: In "verbose" mode, it provides a detailed "map" of an ... View entire text
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Description: The software listed supports HDF or HDF-EOS. Some have been posted by NASA, and
some have been submitted to us by site users. All the postings listed are
believed to be accurate, but NASA ESDIS can not vouch for the software quality
or for its suitability for any particular task. If you have tried the software
and have an opinion of it, or of its suitability for a particular purpose, we
encourage you to post your own review by clicking on the "Feedback" link at the
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be sent to the website administrator and posted at a later date. Of course any
reviews posted reflect the opinion of the reviewer and not of NASA, NCSA or the
ESDIS project.

Description: HEW, a Dataset Independent Subsetter, can extract a subset of any grid or swath
data file that is in HDF-EOS format. Subsetting can be performed on:

Latitude and Longitude (rectangular areas only)
Date and time span
Dataset parameter, such as instrument or sensor

HEW is also capable of subsampling by extracting every Nth point of data along
geolocated dimensions.

The output of the subsetting operation is another HDF-EOS file
which can be further subsetted, if desired. At the conclusion of the
subsetting operation, the file can be transferred to your workstation
using ordinary FTP commands.
Service Citation
Title: SPOT: A "Subsettability Checker" for HDF-EOS Files
Provider: Subset.org
Edition: v 1.8
URL: http://www.subset.org/tools_docs/sds-spot.html
Service Keywords
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >SUBSETTING/SUPERSETTING Parameter Definition

Ancillary Keywords
EOSDIS

Service Provider
NASA/MSFC/GHRC > Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: MICHAEL GOODMAN
Phone: 256-961-7890
Email: Michael.Goodman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Dr
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
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Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic/Download
Distribution_Size: 373 kb for Sun
Fees: None

Distribution_Media: Electronic/Download
Distribution_Size: 561 kb for SGI
Fees: None
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Extended Metadata Properties
metadata.extraction_date: 2014-09-15 00:10:38
metadata.keyword_version: 8.0

Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-09-15
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-08-16

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