An Open Data Cube Sandbox using Google Colab
2021-09-29, 10:30–11:00, Group on Earth Observations

The Open Data Cube (ODC) Google Sandbox is a free and open programming interface that connects users to Google Earth Engine datasets. The open source tool allows users to run Python application algorithms using Google's Colab notebook environment. This tool demonstrates rapid creation of science products anywhere in the world without the need to download and process the satellite data. Some example applications include: scene-based cloud statistics, custom cloud-filtered mosaics, spectral index products including vegetation fractional cover, historic water extent, and vegetation land change. Basic operation of the tool can support many users for small-scale analyses and training and can be further scaled to address the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This activity is supported by CEOS and the Open Earth Alliance (GEO community activity).

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NASA, CEOS Systems Engineering Office


Transition to FOSS4G


FOSS4G implementations in strategic application domains: land management, crisis/disaster response, smart cities, population mapping, climate change, ocean and marine monitoring, etc.


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

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