Digital Earth Africa can be used by a range of people, from those with no technical expertise, to a highly qualified systems developer who can access live code to create and share their own products. Products are accessible to everyone through the DE Africa platform, web services and applications:
For all users
DE Africa Map
The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) Map is a website for map-based access to spatial data. It’s developed by Data61 CSIRO in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and aims to provide easy access to spatial data on the African continent to help increase an understanding of using satellite data for better decisions.
Esri provides geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. They have developed the Africa GeoPortal, which uses imagery from DE Africa to provide location for geospatial tools data and training free for users working on Africa geospatial challenges.
For advanced users
DE Africa Sandbox
The DE Africa Sandbox is a cloud-based user computational platform that operates through a Jupyter Lab environment. It provides users with access to data and analysis tools, democratising access to remote-sensing data to allow for ad-hoc report generation and rapid development of new algorithms. While the platform is available in a provisional format, development is ongoing.
A repository of readily available notebooks (user computational workflows and code) will allow users to use, interact and engage with the DE Africa Sandbox. Accessed from GitHub, users will be able to these sandbox notebooks to readily load, process, analyse and visualise DE Africa datasets. This is currently in ongoing development.
DE Africa Metadata Explorer
The DE Africa Metadata Explorer is a website that uses existing Open Data Cube infrastructure to inspect metadata for DE Africa services and underlying datasets. It includes a time-picker and coverage map to help users find datasets.
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services
The OGC Web Services delivers DE Africa data through standard Application Program Interfaces (APIs). It offers users freely available and interoperable data via services that are compatible with international open standards, allowing users to visualise and analyse data with Geographic Information System (GIS) clients. While publicly available, ongoing feature and realiability development is underway.
The DE Africa public data bucket is a repository of datasets.
Through the Open Data Cube slack workspace, users can share and collaborate with one another.