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World Cover


Customer: European Space Agency (ESA)

Programme: Copernicus

Supply Chain: ESA > CS Group PDA


Main Picture

CS Group responsabilities are as follows:

  • Design
  • Development
  • Integration
  • Open source promoter

The features are as follows:

  • Produce, deliver and validate a global 10 meters land cover map of the world.
  • Use a mapping of a minimum of 10 land cover classes and a minimum overall accuracy of 75%.
  • Use innovative approaches that best exploit the novel observational capabilities of both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data at an acceptable cost.

Project implementation

The project objectives are as follows:

  • The project aims at developing an automated user-driven workflow capable of producing a global land cover maps in fast delivery.
  • To meet such a challenge, production delivery is divided into 3 phases:
    • Producing 1% of the world
    • Producing 10% of the world
    • Producing 100% of the world

The processes for carrying out the project are:

  • Agile
  • Continuous integration

Technical characteristics

The solution key points are as follows:

  • On-demand computing platform creation service
  • Useful service deployments without the complexity of managing a processing platform over a cloud infrastructure

Archi Picture

The main technologies used in this project are:

Domain Technology(ies)
Hardware environment(s) Cloud
Operating System(s) Linux
Programming language(s) Go, Python
Production software (IDE, DEVOPS etc.) JIRA, Docker
Main COTS library(ies) Stack ELK, Kubernetes, Argo, SafeScale, S1 pre-processing, S2-preprocessing, Classification