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Figure 83. Components of the GLIMS Glacier Database, its public interfaces, and links to GLIMS Regional Centers (RCs). RCs can use the GLIMS MapServer to search for appropriate ASTER scenes, which can be ordered from the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) at the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science. RCs produce the results of their analysis using GLIMSView and other tools, and then transfer the results to NSIDC. Using a Web browser, anyone can search GLIMS data graphically or with text-based constraints, and GLIMS data can be downloaded in a variety of formats, including Environmental Systems Research (ESRI) shapefiles, Geography Markup Language (GML), Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), and Keyhole Markup Language (KML) for viewing in virtual globes such as Google Earth.