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.
GEONETCast: Open source toolbox for real-time satellite observations of large basins
Short introduction on Earth Observation and the role GEONETCast can play
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.
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.
GeoNetcast Toolbox: Installation, Configuration and Userguide.
Main document providing all details and exercises related to the GEONETCast software
Details on how to set-up a reception station.
GEO, GEONETCast and building a low cost ground receiving station
Presentation on the technical issues of a set-up of a reception station.
Evapotranspiration Exercise based on Minas-Brazil
Full exercise on the estimation of the Evapotranspiration for an area in Brazil.
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.
Overview of MSc/PhD theses related to GEONETCast based images
Overview of GEONETCast and EO related websites
After registration you will get access to all relevant materials.