Brazil Data Cube is a project that is being developed by the Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), since January 2019, that aims to create multidimensional data cubes of analysis-ready from medium-resolution Earth observation images….
The BDC project team, in collaboration with researchers from Faculty Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Netherlands, has just published an article in the Remote Sensing Journal.
The article entitled “Identifying Spatiotemporal Patterns in Land Use and Cover Samples from Satellite Image Time Series” presents a method to improve the land use and cover samples inferring subclasses through the phenological, spectral and spatiotemporal information provided by satellite image time series.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is hosting a series of webinars describing Brazil’s Amazon monitoring system, the tools used and the recent technological advances by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
The webinars will address the following topics:
The PRODES system: history, operation, data dissemination and use.
The DETER system: history, operation, data dissemination and use.
The TerraAmazon software for forest monitoring and current advances and future plans for INPE’s monitoring systems.
The Brazilian Data Cube project: innovation to automatize land use and land cover data production using Big Earth Observation data and machine learning methods.
Brazil Data Cube team developed an R package called rstac that is a client for SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC). It provides functions to access, search and download spacetime earth observation data via STAC. This package supports the version 0.8.1 or higher of the STAC specification.
The article “Earth Observation Data Cubes for Brazil: Requirements, Methodology and Products” has been published in Remote Sensing Journal as part of the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Remote Sensing in South America and is available online at: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/24/4033.