Global Map

Daily updated snow cover map at 375 meters resolution

DeFROST operates and serves a daily snow cover map with 375 meters resolution for the entire world, excluding extreme latitudes (i.e. the poles) above or below the 70th parallels north and south.

Map Characteristics

The table below summarizes this map's key characteristics:

Map Characteristics

Spatial resolution

375 meters

Update time

Daily at 4PM CET

Tile zoom levels

9 zoom levels

Tile size

256x256 pixels

Default snow color

Purple (#5350b2)

Covered area

70°N to 70°S

Map Endpoint

To display the DeFROST Global snow cover map as a layer over the basemap of your choice, use the URL string below as the Tile Server endpoint:{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Pay attention to the fact that as any DeFROST endpoint, JWT Authentication is required for the Tile Server. This means a valid JWT token has to be set in the HTTP Authorization request header. Read more about Maps Authentication in the Maps Overview section.