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RapidEye RESA Germany Mosaic released

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 by Administrator

The RapidEye RESA Germany Mosaic provides a nearly cloud-free view of the country's geography, natural resources, and infrastructure. It is composed of 374,240 sqkm of multi-spectral RapidEye imagery, acquired between April and October 2015. The product is being provided in the framework of the RapidEye Science Archive (RESA) agreement. Co-funded by the German Federal Government, the fleet of RapidEye satellites were launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2008. The satellites are now owned by Planet Labs, Inc. The RapidEye Earth observation system comprises five satellites equipped with high-resolution optical sensors. With a spatial resolution of 6.5 m the 5-band instruments operate in the visible and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. With its high repetition rate the RapidEye constellation can image each point on the Earth's at least once per day.

CORINE Land Cover 1990, 2000 and 2006

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 by Administrator

CORINE Land Cover data sets of 1990, 2000, 2006, Change 1990-2000 and Change 2000-2006 have been added to the EOC Geoservice in the form of derived raster data products. CORINE 1990, 2000 and 2006 are in three resolutions: 100 m, 250 m and 1000 m. CORINE Change 1990-2000 and 2000-2006 are available in a 100 m resolution. Last CORINE products were updated. Data access is provided through WMS service.

Global Urban Footprint® dataset released

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 by Administrator

The Global Urban Footprint® (GUF®) database shows the human settlements patterns in urban and rural environments in a so far unprecedented spatial resolution of about 12m per raster cell (0.4 arcseconds). A second version of the product is available in 2.8 arcseconds raster cell resolution (about 84 m). The GUF® dataset is based on the radar (SAR) satellite imagery of the German satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. It reflects the distribution of vertical built-up structures around the year 2012, with 93% of the satellite images recorded in 2011 and 2012, and remaining data gaps filled in 2013 and 2014.

Global SnowPack datasets released

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 by Administrator

The Global SnowPack is a set of snow cover parameters made available on a global scale. It is based on daily, medium resolution remote sensing datasets (MOD10A1 and MYD10A1) provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The data was reprocessed to clear data gaps caused by clouds and polar darkness and now informs about snow cover duration as well as early and late season snow cover duration for each hydrological year (September 1st of a calendar year to August 31st of the subsequent year) since 2000.

Additional Projections in EOC Tilecache

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 by Administrator

The EOC Tilecache now supports additional projections through the WMTS interface: ETRS89 / LAEA Europe (EPSG:3035), WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG:3857), WGS 84 / Antarctic Polar Stereographic (EPSG:3031), WGS 84 / Arctic Polar Stereographic (EPSG:3995). See the related links and WMTS Capabilities for details.

EOC Basemap Updated

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 by Administrator

The EOC Geoservice Basemap styles have been updated and improved. The 'basemap' and 'baseoverlay' layers now provide more details on large map scales, multilingual support, correct stacking (z-ordering) of roads and fixes that help to render the maps in different projections. Furthermore neutrally colored 'litemap' and 'liteoverlay' layers have been added for small scale data visualisations. The new basemap styles are written in CSS utilizing GeoServer z-ordering and multi-script support that has been developed by GeoSolutions on behalf of DLR.

GOME2 - Tropical Tropospheric Ozone

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by Administrator

GOME-2 tropical tropospheric ozone has been added to the GOME-2 atmospheric dataset.The Tropospheric ozone is retrieved from the GOME-2 total ozone columns and cloud data using the convective cloud differential (CCD) method. The tropospheric ozone column represents the integrated ozone in the lowest 10 km. Monthly averaged data between 20° South and 20° North are available from GOME-2A and GOME-2B.

CORINE Land Cover 2000 and 2006

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Administrator

CORINE Land Cover data sets of 2000 and 2006 have been added to the EOC Geoservice in the form of derived raster data products. CORINE 2000 data is available in three resolutions: 100 m, 250 m and 1000 m. CORINE 2006 data is available in a 100 m resolution. Data access is provided through a WMS service.

Update of the EOC Geoservice Homepage

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by Administrator

The EOC Geoservice Homepage has been re-launched in mobile friendly design. All content is now also visible on small mobile devices.
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MODIS Mosaic of Germany

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 by Administrator

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (EOS AM) and Aqua (EOS PM) satellites. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning, while Aqua passes south to north over the equator in the afternoon. Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS are viewing the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths (see MODIS Technical Specifications). These data will improve our understanding of global dynamics and processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere. MODIS is playing a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models able to predict global change accurately enough to assist policy makers in making sound decisions concerning the protection of our environment (see MODIS link below as reference). This mosaic has been generated from TERRA and AQUA products between 30 Sept. to 03 Oct. 2011.