Friday, June 1, 2018

EO-Compass Launch @

'Have you ever spent a lot of time developing an Earth observation (EO) project without exactly knowing whether the intended data source is suitable or not?', is a central issue investigated by Martin Sudmanns and Hannah Augustin from the Z_GIS' OBIA research group (

Today, they are very pleased to announce their first version of EO-Compass. Please visit to check out what it is and how it works!

EO-Compass aims to improve the conceptualisation, planning and feasibility assessment of EO-projects by providing information about the data coverage of the European Sentinel-2 satellites. It also projects future acquisitions, offering available weather forecast data to help you decide if you can use upcoming acquisitions in applications that are time-sensitive.

The interactive Web-based tool visualises and analyses the metadata of the nearly 4 million currently accessible Sentinel-2 scenes, revealing the spatio-temporal variability that inherently influences analyses.

Three modules are available:
  1. granule maps
  2. granule statistics
  3. satellite status
The module "granule maps" allows you to visualise the spatio-temporal distribution and density of Sentinel-2 acquisitions, as well as quality information (e.g. cloud cover). Users can select an area-of-interest and immediately retrieve relevant information about the frequency of acquisition, historic information of the average time between cloud-free acquisitions, etc. using the "granule statistics" module. The "satellite status" module allows you to see the current position and predicted acquisitions within the next few days, enriched with available weather data.

EO-Compass is currently a participant in the second Copernicus Accelerator Programme (2017/2018). Get more information @ and @


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