Apr 05, 2011

ESA delivers new land data maps for Europe and Africa

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is making land data maps of Europe and Africa available to the public online in near-real time. The maps target land activities that are of particular interest to the agriculture and food-security user communities.

The Culture-MERIS service demonstration, based on data from Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) at a resolution of 300m, is updated every Wednesday with data acquired Monday to Sunday of the previous week.

Users have the possibility to download maps for selected countries or regions for free of charge at:

ftp://culturemeris:culturemeris@ionia2.esrin.esa.int

(User and Password are both ‘culturemeris’)

A Product Description Manual is also available at the above address. This manual includes a chapter on the Data Policy applicable to the Culture-MERIS products.

(Source ESA and GMES.Info)