In this episode, we spoke to Dr Kenneth Mubea about Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) an operational platform, which provides analysis ready data (satellite data) to address sustainable development challenges and support decision making in the 54 countries in Africa
With Iniobong Benson and Dr Kenneth Mubea
Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) is an operational platform, which provides analysis ready data (satellite data) to address sustainable development challenges and support decision making in the 54 countries in Africa, moving beyond the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC). DE Africa platform can be accessed by anyone for free. Instead of downloading many satellite images to your computer, DE Africa provides where you can perform different data analyses (Landsat, Sentinel, DEM, etc) after which you can export the results to your computer.
DE Africa has created water observation from space (WOFS) for the whole continent. Working closely with the AfriGEO community, it will be responsive to the African continent's information needs, challenges and priorities. DE Africa will leverage and build on the existing capacity to enable the use of EO to address key challenges across the continent. DE Africa is currently developing the crop mask for the whole of Africa in support of food security and SDG 2 and the Geomad product. You also use resources to learn and start using Digital Earth Africa for your projects.
Digital Earth Africa Links
DE Africa Twitter here: @DEarthAfrica
DE Africa on LinkedIn
Contact Dr Kenneth Mubea
Twitter @kenmubea and
LinkedIn Kenneth Mubea
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Hosted ByIniobong Benson
Iniobong Benson is a Fullstack Developer. GIS Analyst
GuestDr Kenneth Mubea
Dr Kenneth Mubea is Capacity Development Lead for Digital Earth Africa, providing technical support, capacity development and user engagement, and driving usage of the Digital Earth Africa services across Africa.