The ‘Intro to Sandbox’ course replaces the previous ‘6-week-course’. The course is self-paced and caters to a wide range of users. Beginners can gain confidence in using the Sandbox, while more experienced Sandbox users will enjoy trying interesting analysis methods.
Platform interface available in English and French
Course content available in English and French
Familiarise yourself with Earth observation analysis
Free certification available
We’ve recently created and indexed a range of new datasets for Sandbox users. One new service is the fractional cover that allows users to visualise areas of green and non-green vegetation, and bare soil.
Fractional cover can be used to estimate land cover, land management practices, fuel load for wildfires, and vegetation studies. You can find out more about Fractional Cover in our interactive Dataset notebook:
Log in to the Sandbox → Datasets folder → Fractional_Cover.ipynb
or read more in the User Guide.
Find out about our other new continental-scale data:
Cropland extent maps for eastern, northern, western, southern & Sahel Africa
Monthly rainfall (CHIRPS model)
Use our new Wetlands Insight Tool to track water and ground cover composition over time. The drop-down menu and interactive map make it easy to select your area of interest and generate a graph - no coding experience required.
Interested in animations? Make GIFs with Frequently_used_code folder → Animated_timeseries.ipynb
Rising waters in the Rift Valley Lakes are a significant concern, impacting urban areas, infrastructure, wildlife, and tourism. David Ongo from the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources and Development (RCMRD) has used the Digital Earth Africa Sandbox to analyse water extent over time, focusing on Lake Baringo in Kenya.
Learn more about David’s work on Lake Baringo on our blog.
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