NEWS & EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

DISCOVER NEW FEATURES

14/10/2019
Discover a series of new features available now in Terraviewer, the online EO browser for free and unlimited access to satellite data and derived information products.

° “Take a tour” shows you around the viewer and explains how it works. We will update the tour regularly to explain new items or to just take you to nice images
° In the Layers panel, there is an additional section “External layers”. Here we use web services from other data providers to show

° The latest orthophotos of the Flemish, Brussels and Walloon region
° The crops grown on the agricultural parcels in Wallonia and Flanders (latest available information) – this is a big dataset, so it is better to zoom in to limit the loading time.
° The 1777 Ferraris map which shows how the landscape has changed over almost 250 years

  These external layers can also be used in the Compare panel
° Under the hood, many small things (including bugs) have been addressed, which leads to a more stable Terrascope viewer
° As for data availability: the Sentinel-1 SLC data archive of Belgium is close to completion

 

DISCOVER THE VIRTUAL MACHINES

16/09/2019
Thanks to Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth Observation programme we have full, free and open access to massive amounts of data. With the Terrascope Virtual Machines we want to support our users to access the data fit for their specific purpose.

With an additional desktop on your computer, which runs on a server in the data center, you can easily access, explore and process satellite data. You can save on time (avoiding to wait until downloads are done) and on investment (no additional storage or computers to buy). Instead you can focus on analyzing the data to extract objective information.

Terrascope’s Virtual Machine provides data in useable formats, like GEOTIFF, pre-installs software to work with the data and ready-to-use products based on the satellite data.

More information on the data, tools, data privacy, user support or how to request a Virtual Machine can be found in our latest blog ‘Stop downloading data! Use a Virtual Machine instead!’.

 

UPGRADE JUPYTER NOTEBOOKS

12/09/2019
The Jupyter notebooks service has been upgraded. This upgrade included a number of stability and security fixes.We also integrated JupyterLab, which is the next-generation user interface for the Jupyter project. By default, all users now end up in this new user interface. JupyterLab offers the same features as the classic Jupyter interface, but in a flexible and more powerful user interface, allowing a user to organize the layout and resize the tabs. By default it also includes support to render different file types, like large CSV files. We also included support for the Python36 interpreter, which is now the default interpreter for Python 3.

 

ACCESS SENTINEL-1 DATA

13/05/2019
After adding PROBA-V and Copernicus Global Land data, we now also offer Sentinel-1 data via our online EO browser Terraviewer. View, compare and export Sentinel-1 images via the new and improved version of Terraviewer. Read more...

 

DISCOVER COPERNICUS LAND SERVICE DATA

09/05/2019
You can now also consult data of the Copernicus Global Land Service via Terraviewer. The Copernicus Global Land Service uses PROBA-V data to generate biophysical indicators, in 300 m resolution, and compare them with other data layers. Read more...

 

PROBA-V DATA AVAILABLE IN TERRAVIEWER

07/05/2019
We are happy to release a new and improved version of Terraviewer, our online EO browser to easily search, view, compare and download satellite data. Via the new version you can now also access PROBA-V data, next to the Sentinel data. Read more...

 

UPDATES AND ROADSHOWS!

04/10/2018
At the start of autumn, a new release is upon us, continuing the evolution of our Terrascope platform.
So what have we got in store for you this time. Read more.

 

DROUGHT CLEARLY VISIBLE

07/08/2018
Belgium has suffered from a persistent drought combined with a number of heat waves.
Comparative photos and images appear through various media channels.

With the comparison function of Terraviewer you can get started and compare your surroundings. Read more

 

A NICE SHOWCASE OF SENTINEL DATA

03/07/2018
Terrascope, just as Copernicus, is always looking for great ways to use Sentinel data for easy-to-use and nice-to-have apps. This web application does just that. Read more

 

THE SECOND RELEASE WITH MORE OPTIONS

28/06/2018
More viewer options, notebooks availability and much more to discover. Read more

 

WHAT DOES THE NEW RELEASE ON TERRASCOPE HAVE TO OFFER?

17/04/2018
Updates and new features, that was promised and we are happy to shed some light on this new release that has some exciting extras. There are 3 new features now online:

  • Terraviewer, a data viewer and browser
  • Sentinel-1 data availability
  • User Forum to attend to all your questions: Read more

LOADING... WORK IN PROGRESS

30/03/2018
A few more weeks, and you can test the new platform with the promised helpful and interesting features. To provide you with the best user experience and performance, our expert team is currently performing some stress tests to offer you a solid and user friendly data platform. We will keep you posted!

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEW RELEASE?

14/03/2018
End March we launch the new state-of-the-art Sentinel 2 TerraViewer over Belgian territory to select & download your imagery.
As promised, these other features will also be available: read more: Read more

NEXT RELEASE TO IMPROVE THE PLATFORM

29/01/2018
Development of the Terrascope platform is ongoing with a first release targeted for mid-March 2018. Features to be expected in this release are: Read more

RESULTS OF THE SURVEY, SOME INSIGHTS

29/01/2018
In October 2017 a survey on Copernicus data was launched to get Belgian user input on what products are important and how they would like to access and use Sentinel data. With more than 500 respondents from all parts of Belgium, the survey has been a success and as promised we share some of the insights it gave us. Read more

CLOSURE OF THE SURVEY & FUTURE OUTLOOK

20/12/2017
The Terrascope survey to shape products & services to the Belgian user needs is now closed. The Terrascope team is now processing the answers of almost 500 respondents. Keep an eye on the site to have an insight on the revelations and future efforts to fine-tune this platform. New features based on these outcomes, as well as Sentinel-3 data will become available from March 2018 onwards.

LAUNCH OF THE TERRASCOPE PLATFORM

24/10/2017
BELSPO (the Federal Science Policy Office) has just launched TERRASCOPE, the Belgian Collaborative Ground Segment. It takes advantage of existing infrastructure that Belgium built up for the SPOT-VEGETATION and PROBA-V missions. Read more

EVENTS

TREFDAG DIGITAAL VLAANDEREN

28/11/2019
ICC, Gent

INSIGHTS
FROM SPACE

by providing a user-friendly platform to access satellite data and derived information to the Belgian users.