Direct access

Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG)

Most of the products in Digital Earth Africa are available as Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG) files.

For more information on using these files, see the Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF site.

For using COGs on S3 with QGIS, see the tutorial How to read a Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF with QGIS.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 Bucket

Digital Earth Africa data is stored on Amazon Web Services in a publicly-accessible S3 bucket.

SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC)

The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification provides a common language to describe a range of geospatial information, so it can more easily be indexed and discovered. A ‘spatiotemporal asset’ is any file that represents information about Earth captured in a certain space and time.

The DE Africa STAC endpoint is:

https://explorer.digitalearth.africa/stac/

For more information, see the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog site.