EUMETView A Spot


EUMETView A Spot
EUMETView A Spot

EUMETView gets a makeover with the launch of a new pilot service.

Last Updated

20 April 2021

Published on

02 September 2020

A pilot version of the EUMETView service provides new functionalities for displaying visualisations and creating maps from across the EUMETSAT product range. EUMETView is an Online Map Service (OMS) that provides these visualisations through a customisable web user interface (WebUI) and an enhanced set of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard APIs.

How to access EUMETView

The new EUMETView service can be accessed through the Earth Observation Portal or directly via To get the most out of the service, new users will require a user registration, and the EUMETSAT Data Policy applies. Existing users will be able to use their current Earth Observation Portal credentials to access the new data services.

EUMETView's capability is accessible via a WebUI and API. You can personalise data viewing, adding layers by satellite/theme, and save these settings for future use. Personalisation allows you to change the area of interest, map projection, base maps and overlays. In addition, an innovative time navigation interface allows users to navigate several products concurrently in time, to help in understanding product availability. Maps can be animated and downloaded, as can the corresponding georeferenced products. Further functionality allows you to view data as point-based information, and as time series. Maps may be saved in either ‘Event mode’, tying the view to a specific point in time for later recall, or ‘Live mode’, where the latest updated version of the map will be recalled when requested. The Product Navigator will stay up to date with the latest data sets that are available for viewing.

EUMETView 2020 pilot schematic
Figure 1: EUMETView schematic

The API allow users to integrate EUMETView in to other applications and systematically download images and products without access the web user interface. For more information on the new EUMETView service, including the use of the APIs, please see our EUMETView knowledge base documentation. Training material, in the form of Jupyter Notebooks, is also available to help you learn about new EUMETView functionality.

Note:The new EUMETView will run in parallel with existing service during the pilot phase.

User support and providing your feedback

We welcome user feedback on all our pilot data services including the new EUMETView. If you would like to provide feedback please contact our User Service Helpdesk. To help users use the service, we have a created a knowledge base. Training material, in the form of Jupyter Notebooks, will be available to help you learn about EUMETView functionality.


The pilot phase of EUMETView (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Service’) is being carried out in order to 1) give users early access to the service prior to the start of an operational service 2) identify whether enhancements to the Service need to be considered prior to the operational phase 3) provide an indication of intended use/benefit to the user.

EUMETSAT shall bear no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from use of the Service. This includes but is not limited to adaptations carried out by the user to its own equipment or software based on the qualities of the Service. Any and all adaptations/configurations are done at the user’s own risk. It should also be noted that EUMETSAT, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any means of accessing or utilising the Service without providing prior notice. Any improper use of the service will lead to the immediate exclusion of a registered user from the pilot phase.