Cloud Web Services for the Open Data Cube

There are now several earth observation satellites in orbit around our fair planet, beaming down huge volumes of gorgeous imagery every day. Digital Earth Australia (DEA) is a platform managed by Geoscience Australia (GA) to make this imagery of Australia available to government, industry and researchers for easy use. At the heart of DEA is the Open Data Cube, an open source Python platform for working with Earth Observation data. Data 61 has been working with GA to develop open source web services and clients to make this rich source of data accessible to both expert users and the general public.  This talk will discuss progress to date including early wins and unexpected obstacles; the advantages and drawbacks of the OGC WMS and WCS standards; and strengths and limitations of using the Open Data Cube in the cloud.

Presentation type: Full length
Session: Remote Sensing


Paul Haesler

Paul is studied physics and computer science at Melbourne University and has been working as a software engineer for over 20 years. His passion for free and open source software began when he heard Richard Stallman talk at Melbourne University in the early 90s - his passion for geospatial software is much more recent. His other passions include music (he played in a rock band in his uni years), beer (his home-brew has won medals at the Australian national championships) and his wonderful family (wife, two children and a dog).