Examples of Embedded Worldview

To embed NASA Worldview into a web page, StoryMap, or other web-based product, follow the steps outlined on the Create an embedded Worldview page. Compared to the full application, the embedded version of Worldview has intentionally limited functionality to give users a more streamlined experience. Users can always click on the icon in the upper right corner to open the full version of Worldview in a new browser tab.

Read more about Worldview's embed feature: Worldview’s New Embed Feature Makes Telling Data-Driven Stories Easier than Ever

Detailed documentation on Worldview's embed feature: Create an embedded Worldview

The following are some examples of ways in which you can used an embedded Worldview to illustrate your story:

Comparing imagery from two different dates

The Bootleg Fire in Oregon was detected on 6 July 2021 and initiated by a lightning strike but propelled by hot, dry and windy weather. The false color (Bands 7-2-1) Corrected Reflectance images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite below show the area burned between 9 July and 18 July. Burned areas or fire-affected areas are characterized by deposits of charcoal and ash, removal of vegetation and/or the alteration of vegetation structure. When bare soil becomes exposed, the brightness in Band 1 may increase, but that may be offset by the presence of black carbon residue; the near infrared (Band 2) will become darker, and Band 7 becomes more reflective. When assigned to red in the image, Band 7 will show burn scars as deep or bright red, depending on the type of vegetation burned, the amount of residue, or the completeness of the burn.

The left "A" side of the map shows the burned area on 9 July and the right "B" side shows the burned area on 18 July. Swipe back and forth to see how much the burned area grew in 9 days. The imagery also shows the active fire front in bright red with smoke emanating from it.

Sources: InciWeb - Bootleg Fire

Comparing different imagery from the same date

The map below shows the difference in spatial resolution of reflectance imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor, aboard the Terra satellite on the left and imagery from the Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI), aboard the European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-2A and 2B satellites from the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel 2 (HLS) project on the right. 

Swipe back and forth to see how much clearer the imagery on the right is - 8 times higher spatial resolution!


The map below shows the smoke emanating from the Dixie Fire in northern California on 21 July 2021. Press the "Play" button in the lower left corner to animate the GeoColor imagery from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the GOES-West geostationary satellite. The imagery shown here is animating in ten minute increments between 00:30 and 2:20 UTC/5:30 and 7:20 PDT.

Exploring a specific event

The map below shows the Dixie Fire, which was initially detected on 13 July 2021. The map is displaying a true color corrected reflectance layer overlaid with a fires and thermal anomalies layer (orange points) from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomenter (MODIS) sensor aboard the Terra satellite on 21 July 2021. Use the back and forward arrows in the lower left corner to see how much the fire has spread since 13 July 2021. Click on the fire points to retrieve vector attribute information about the detected fire point such as Brightness Temperature, Fire Radiative Power, and Detection Confidence. The MODIS fire points represent the center of a 1km pixel where one or more fires were detected. Learn more: What does a MODIS active fire detection mean on the ground?

Source: InciWeb - Dixie Fire

Showing a list of a specific natural hazard event type over a specific area

The map below shows the terminating location of named severe storms from June - November 2020 in the North Atlantic Ocean region. In this region, there were 30 severe storms in total with 5 of those classified as hurricanes. Event information is curated by the NASA Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker (EONet).



Last Updated
Feb 12, 2021