Sentinel Hub Newsletter Archive
It's that time of the year again when there are plenty of opportunities to meet you in person to exchange EO ideas. Meet us at Phi-Week in Frascati and at the coming events. In this edition of the newsletter we are also introducing the next Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest, EO Browser’s involvement in the spaceEU project and playing an EO Detective to Analyze Deforestation in Madagascar.
Despite the current vacation season, the last weeks were busy here at Sinergise. We would love to share some of the highlights with you. As preparation for the next Sentinel Hub Custom Script contest, we have created a short Custom Script Tutorial. There is Sentinel-3 SLSTR data newly available in Sentinel Hub. Learn more about project updates and our participation at the upcoming events.
Serving more than one hundred million requests in March, Sentinel Hub has reached an important milestone. This issue highlights the upcomming events where you are able to talk to us in person: 2019 Living Plantes Symposium in Milan, Engage 2019 in Barcelona, GeoPython Conference in Basel, 2019 ESIP Summer Meeting in Tacoma, ESA Φ-week in Frascati, Nordic Remote Sensing Conference in Aarhus and more.
Get more information about the Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest and read our 3rd part of the eo-learn article. Learn more about the new API, which is getting the final shape. Our contribution to AWS - GEO Cloud Credit Programme was announced, and a few Sentinel Hub use-cases were introduced. Our EO research team received valuable recognition of their work. See how you can follow the number of your Sentinel Hub requests through the Dashboard and bring your own data to the Sentinel Hub service.
Beside the Sentinel Hub's Roadmap for 2019 by our CEO, including a new API v.2.0, custom script v.2, support for your own data, data fusion and more, you will be impressed by the second part of our Land Cover Classification with eo-learn blog. Also, learn more about Sentinel-2 Level 2A data global availability, the BlueDot - Global Water Resources Monitoring, educational role of EO Browser, evalscript v.2, and other news on Sentinel Hub data sets. Don’t skip a treat at the end - a short explanation of how fast you can get your hands on the data through the Sentinel Hub after acquisition.
In this issue you will find out more about our work in Land Cover Classification with eo-learn, and get more details about the presentation of Sentinel Hub Cloud Detector at the CEOS-WGCV ACIX II – CMIX workshop. We also introduced an educational page with different EO resources, which will bring the possibilities of the EO field closer to anyone who would like to learn more about it.
We have integrated Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) and Sentinel-5P datasets into the Sentinel Hub. For more information about it and EO Browser updates read this issue, which also introduces the eo-learn, highlights current projects such as DIAS platforms and Sen4CAP, and explains how Sentinel Hub is supporting hackathons. A word from our CEO: “Why are we not building one platform to rule them all?”
Learn how to create cloudless mosaics with Sentinel Hub, make long-term time lapse and analysis in EO Browser, simply explore imagery from within Jupyter Notebook, or get insights on what kind of computer resources are required to run a global EO service with more than 5 PB of open data. We have released version 2.0 of Sentinel Hub’s main open-source Python package for EO research. Don’t miss a highlight: “Ways People Use Sentinel” or what lessons we’re learning while sharing open data. Read also about the use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding.
It has been a good start of the year and we continue delivering more new features. Dive into news on Python package upgrade, Sentinel-1 data availability on AWS and through Sentinel Hub, release of another Python tool – s2cloudless, more EO Browser updates, and recently established the Sentinel Hub Forum. We once more call your attention to the recent updates of the APIs. This time we are highlighting a few Sentinel Hub success stories, and applications powered by our services.
After adding new features to EO Browser and making it free, there are other opportunities on the horizon that you shouldn't miss: custom scripts repository at Github with all our available EO products, custom scripts for ad-hoc atmospheric correction, and Sentinel Playground and EO Browser on Github. This issue brings you more information on how to control the Sentinel Hub within QGIS, recently integrated MODIS data source, and how we crowdsourced EO training datasets with the goal of improving cloud detection algorithms. We have partnered with ESA Business Applications to help start-ups by offering easy access to a wide range of EO data.
An update to Sentinel Hub services which directly impacts APIs and, in rare cases your integration. Read the announcements!
In this issue we are introducing the multi-temporal processing. We are sharing more insights about our work on MODIS data set integration. Read also more about how EO Browser was introduced to European teachers at ESA’s Summer Teacher Workshop in July, and about our new partnership with Airbus Defence and Space. We will be all around the world this Autumn and we are looking forward to meeting you in person.
We are happy to announce that several data sets were successfully integrated into Sentinel Hub: Sentinel-1 SAR, Sentinel-2 Level-2A, Sentinel-2B and Digital Elevation Model – DEM. You can now also double the resolution of your Landsat image by choosing a panchromatic band and inspect the surface temperature with a thermal band while browsing the Landsat 8 data in EO Browser. We are also introducing an open-source Python package for downloading Sentinel-2 products from AWS.
Sentinel Hub is richer for one more data source, Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS). Being part of the world's largest hackathon, NASA Space Apps Challenge, gave us the opportunity to introduce the service worldwide in just 48 hours. We also become a member of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), a non-profit organization with the mission to foster the development of European Geo-Information Service Industry.
We have some great news from the past weeks! EO Browser - a free satellite imagery visualization tool - was launched at the World Cover conference. There are now available free research accounts for Sentinel Hub at EO Cloud sponsored by ESA. We hosted ESA Director General Johann Dietrich Wörner at our headquarters. Some important updates to the service were done: The Sentinel-3 data integration, Landsat worldwide coverage, introduction of statistical info API, shortening the response time of Sentinel Hub services for 0.5 - 1 second, and more. Read also all about the benefits of Sentinel data for IACS controls!
The latest integration of archive and up-to-date data from the US Landsat satellites has successfully enriched Sentinel Hub for the satellite imagery from Landsat 5, 7 and 8. We are introducing our newest tool – EO Browser – which combines various data sources in one place, and the Sentinel-2 Mosaic Generator Winter Release. Our recent work is focused to automated detection of land changes, and to constant improvements of Sentinel Hub service. Learn more also about how to plan UAV flights with the Sentinel-2 data.