Digital Earth Africa learning platform

This learning platform helps users understand the significance of Earth observations, explore Digital Earth Africa datasets through an interactive map, and get started on the basics of python coding for spatial analysis.

Digital Earth Africa makes Earth observation (EO) data readily available, delivering decision-ready products to the African continent. Data generated by Digital Earth Africa will provide valuable insights for better decision-making across many areas, including resource management, food security and urbanisation.

About this course

Learn how to select, load, and analyse Earth observation satellite data of Africa available through the Digital Earth Africa Sandbox platform. Inspect regions at scale, generate stunning images, and conduct quantitative remote sensing analysis.

This six-session course (plus bonus supporting content on Python basics) covers an introduction to the Digital Earth Africa program, and a quick start on how to use our analysis platforms. This includes the interactive Map portal as well as a Python coding-based Sandbox.

No prior experience in Earth observations, satellite data, or coding is required. All sessions feature step-by-step instructions and knowledge check quizzes, with the opportunity to achieve certification by passing all tasks.