Use of GEONETCast as a download tool for Earth Observation products

GEONETCast – a global network of communication satellite based data dissemination systems – provides free, near real-time environmental and Earth observation data (in-situ, airborne and space based) and derived products to a worldwide user community. The system is part of the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and has become an easy and effective way to receive satellite and geo-spatial environmental data. The data contained in GEONETCast and European Space Agency Data Dissemination System (DDS) is delivered via communication satellites. Using low cost ground reception infrastructure, connected to a computer containing a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) board, both data streams can be received and stored locally. The GEONETCast toolbox is a plug-in to the open-source ILWIS software. The main objective of the Toolbox is to allow the user, who operates a GEONETCast ground receiving station to easily manage the incoming data stream and to import the data into a common freeware GIS-RS environment for display and further analysis. In the presentations and report provided here more detailed information is given on the set-up of the receiving station, the software structure and handling and information on water resources related data streams. 

Description

Type

1

GEONETCast: Open source toolbox for real-time satellite observations of large basins

Short introduction on Earth Observation and the role GEONETCast can play

presentation

2

ILWIS and Toolbox plugins

Provides an overview of the use of the software – the command line and building of batch files to process large volumes of satellite images.

presentation

3

Description of the use of GEONETCast data stream for Large River Basins

Short text with an overview on the satellite-based information available through GEONETCast for applications in River Basin Management. Additional information is provided related to the set-up of the system and the available training materials. 

pdf

4

GeoNetcast Toolbox: Installation, Configuration and Userguide. 

Main document providing all details and exercises related to the GEONETCast software

pdf

5

Reception stations

Details on how to set-up a reception station.

pdf

6

GEO, GEONETCast and building a low cost ground receiving station

Presentation on the technical issues of a set-up of a reception station. 

presentation

7

Evapotranspiration Exercise based on Minas-Brazil

Full exercise on the estimation of the Evapotranspiration for an area in Brazil.

zip

8

From cloud top to rainfall (exercise)

Presentation, explanatory text and full data set needed to calculate the rainfall by blending TRMM and MSG satellite observations.

zip

9

Overview of MSc/PhD theses related to GEONETCast based images

pdf

10

Overview of GEONETCast and EO related websites

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After registration you will get access to all relevant materials.