DE Africa Map

The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) Map is a website for map-based interaction with DE Africa products and services. Through the Map we aim to provide users with the tools to explore our data and products and visualise the African continent with satellite images to understand its geographic diversity and how it changes through time.


The DE Africa Sandbox is a cloud-based computational platform that operates through a Jupyter Lab environment. It provides a limited, but free compute resource for technical users and data scientists to explore DE Africa data and products. It enables access to remote-sensing data and analysis tools for ad-hoc report generation and rapid development of new algorithms. This analysis environment is continuously improved to meet the needs of users.

Notebook repository

A repository of readily available notebooks (user computational workflows and code) will allow users to use, interact and engage with the DE Africa Sandbox. Available from the GitHub and loaded by default in the Sandbox, users will be able to use these notebooks to readily load, process, analyse and visualise DE Africa datasets. The repository grows continuously as new notebooks are developed by DE Africa team and the user community.

Africa GeoPortal (Esri)

Esri provides geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. They have developed the Africa GeoPortal, which uses imagery from DE Africa to provide free geospatial tools, data and training for users working on Africa geospatial challenges.

Other Access

DE Africa Metadata Explorer

The DE Africa Metadata Explorer is a website that uses existing Open Data Cube infrastructure to inspect metadata for DE Africa services and underlying datasets. It includes a time-picker and coverage map to help users find datasets. The explorer can be used to locate and download individual data files from DE Africa.

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services

The OGC Web Services delivers DE Africa data through standard Application Program Interfaces (APIs). It offers users freely available and interoperable data via services that are compatible with international open standards, allowing users to visualise and analyse data with Geographic Information System (GIS) clients.

Slack channel

Users can ask questions, share information, and collaborate on the Open Data Cube Slack workspace. Registration is free.