earthdatalogin: NASA 'EarthData' Login Utilities

Providing easy, portable access to NASA 'EarthData' products through the use of bearer tokens. Much of NASA's public data catalogs hosted and maintained by its 12 Distributed Active Archive Centers ('DAACs') are now made available on the Amazon Web Services 'S3' storage. However, accessing this data through the standard 'S3' API is restricted to only to compute resources running inside 'us-west-2' Data Center in Portland, Oregon, which allows NASA to avoid being charged data egress rates. This package provides public access to the data from any networked device by using the 'EarthData' login application programming interface (API), <>, providing convenient authentication and access to cloud-hosted NASA 'EarthData' products. This makes access to a wide range of earth observation data from any location straight forward and compatible with R packages that are widely used with cloud native earth observation data (such as 'terra', 'sf', etc.)

Version: 0.0.1
Imports: httr, openssl, purrr, utils
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, terra (≥ 1.7.39), rsconnect, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), curl, sf, fs, readr, spelling
Published: 2023-11-16
Author: Carl Boettiger ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Carl Boettiger <cboettig at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: earthdatalogin results


Reference manual: earthdatalogin.pdf
Vignettes: Data Formats
Data Cubes with STAC
Legacy data formats with cloud tools
Access within AWS Compute


Package source: earthdatalogin_0.0.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): earthdatalogin_0.0.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): earthdatalogin_0.0.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): earthdatalogin_0.0.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): not available


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