For the first anniversary of CEODE’s Earth Observation Data Sharing Program, CEODE received a number of Landsat-5 images, including data from 1990 and 2010. The new data meet the Level-2 standard and are orthorectified products, which will better meet the urgent needs of users.
The Earth Observation Data Sharing Program was launched by CEODE on March 16, 2011. With this, 23,000 scenes of Landsat-5, Landsat-7, Resourcesat-1, ERS-2, and Envisat medium-resolution satellite remote sensing data were publicly opened to China. The program was highly welcomed by its users.
By the end of 2011, registered users of the system amounted to 9,267, visits to the system totaled 114,000, and 110,000 scenes were downloaded. According to statistics, the total volume of downloads was 20 TB. The program played an important role in national geographic monitoring, crop-yield estimation and evaluation of ecological environments, providing data sharing services for important national projects.
The CEODE Data Sharing Office considered users’ feedback and put forth working plans for expanding its resources and improving the function of the data sharing platform. In order to meet the users’ various needs and promote substantial development of the Earth Observation Data Sharing Program, CEODE will remain committed to sharing data for China’s spatial information industry and make contributions to the social and economic development of China.
The website of the CEODE Earth Observation Data Sharing Program is ids.ceode.ac.cn.