We have received the good news that the project “SnowCover.CH: Monitoring Snow Cover changes over Switzerland using Earth Observations time-series” has been accepted. This project jointly lead by UNIGE/GRID (Dr. Gregory Giuliani) & UZH/RSL (Dr. David Small) is supported by the UNIGE-UZH Joint Seed Funding. Since mid-December 2017 the University of Zurich and the University of […]
Last week during the OpenGeneva Festival, we had a three-days hackathon trying to work with the content of the Swiss Data Cube to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on Water. More information can be found here. It was a really nice event, appreciated by the 29 participants with positive feedbacks and some […]
We are pleased to invite you to join us for a hackathon organised by the Swiss Data Cube team on Sustainable Development Goals. This event is jointly organised by UN Environment/GRID-Geneva and the University of Geneva/enviroSPACE with the support of NASA/CEOS. Registration: please register to the event by filling the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/Vopz3VF3vPjwc97v1 More information on the […]
Today we are releasing the first product generated by the Swiss Data Cube. It is an A1 format poster of the Landsat 8 cloud-free mosaic of Switzerland for the year 2016. The image is a True Color mosaic using a median value for each pixel. The final resolution of the mosaic is 30 meters. The poster […]
We are happy to announce that our scientific paper entitled “Building an Earth Observations Data Cube: lessons learned from the Swiss Data Cube (SDC) on generating Analysis Ready Data (ARD)” has been published today in the inaugural issue of Big Earth Data journal. You can find the article at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20964471.2017.1398903 Citation: Giuliani G., Chatenoux B., De Bono […]
The Basel Region (North-western Switzerland) is an economically active region of Switzerland and urbanisation is changing rapidly the landscape of this area. We run the Urbanization algorithm to compare year 2000 and 2016 using Landsat 7 data. We can clearly see important changes in a short period of time over several parts of the region.
In recent years, the city of Bulle (in the Fribourg canton) is an economically active region and knows an important urbanization. We used the Swiss Data Cube to try to see the urban expansion of this city. The result below allows comparing year 2000 and 2016. We clearly see the expansion of Bulle (even if it […]
Today, we’ve been able to generate our first cloud-free Landsat 8 mosaic for the entire Switzerland for the year 2016. On our single test server it tooks about 4.5h hours of computation (Scene Count: 184; Pixel Count: 139’733’863) to generate the mosaic. Here is the result loaded in the web UI: And here is the final […]
Recently the Swiss Data Cube (SDC) has been updated with all available Landsat 5, 7, and 8 scenes covering the entire country. The SDC is now populated with more than 3300 scenes over a period of 33 years (1984-2017). The next step will be to soon add all Sentinel 1 and 2 data.