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in this issue we are bringing some good news and, befitting the season, we are all about sharing. After adding new features to EO Browser and making it free, there are some other opportunities on the horizon that you shouldn't miss.
Optimizations of our processing tools allowed us to make EO Browser free for non-commercial use. If you haven’t tried it yet, we invite you to join almost 3,000 Earth observation aficionados who started using EO Browser since the beginning of October. It is a perfect opportunity to discover new features that we've added based on user feedback. Read more about it here!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Sentinel-2 L1C, True color, acquired in EO Browser on October 1, 2017)
We have established custom scripts repository at Github, where you can find all of our EO products, along with some other popular processing methods. With this small contribution to the rapidly evolving remote sensing field we would like to open the doors to Earth observation to many.
Since Github supports versioning, the scripts can evolve through time. We plan to add interesting scripts to the repository in the future, and we welcome you to contribute your knowledge as well. For more information, we invite you to an interesting read from our CEO, Grega Milčinski.
You can enhance satellite imagery and achieve a nice color-balanced picture using only the Sentinel Hub’s scripting capability. Follow this step-by-step guide from our CTO, Miha Kadunc and create your own astonishing images.
Final color corrected image of Monte Sarmiento, Sentinel-2A on 2016-05-05. Tweak the script and discover other gems on the Earth's surface with Sentinel Playground.
Update of the APIs
In case you missed our news last month about the update to Sentinel Hub services, we call your attention to the following resources. The update directly impacts APIs and, in rare cases, your integration:
ESA Helps Start-Ups with Sentinel Hub
We have partnered with ESA Business Applications to help start-ups by offering easy access to a wide range of EO data. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and watch the webinar with detailed information.
Control Sentinel Hub from within QGIS
To configure and harness the power of Sentinel Hub services directly in QGIS we have developed the Sentinel Hub QGIS plugin which is available as an open-source on our Github repository. Take a look how to use it in QGIS.
To bring Earth observation imagery closer to you Sentinel Playground and EO Browser are published as an open-source to provide easier start for anyone who's trying to use the Sentinel Hub WMS service. We will be very happy to view some of your own implementation of both applications.
Check our Github for details.
Explore a new data source through the Sentinel Hub services - the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Many data products derived from MODIS observations describe features of the land, oceans and the atmosphere, and they can be used for studies of processes and trends on local to global scales. Continue reading!
Eighty Mile Beach along the north-west coast of Western Australia (acquired between 2017–07–10 and 2017–07–26 by MODIS Aqua and Terra; source data from U.S. Geological Survey)
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) has joined Sinergise to engage the public in an initiative involving ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellite imagery, and together we aim to crowdsource EO training datasets with the goal of improving cloud detection algorithms. Continue reading here!
We hope you found something interesting in this issue of our newsletter. We kindly welcome your comments, questions and suggestions, be it about the activities mentioned here or about other aspects of Sentinel Hub services.
Sentinel Hub team