Satellite images, geological tomography, climate and data records, miscellaneous useful data points about our globe
Maps and satellite photos
Here is a review of satellite image sources. I have only checked out a handful of these. If you just want eye candy, NASA Visible Earth is a good one. I’m fond of LANDSAT maps. Various can be found through Earth Explorer. All these resources blur into one after a while, with similarly confusing interfaces, and unexpected UI glitches and apparently random surprise pricing structures revealed belatedly.
See also Australia-specific stuff.
from intake import open_catalog cat = open_catalog("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pangeo-data/pangeo-datastore/master/intake-catalogs/master.yaml") list(cat)
- 1460 example images (4 per day, 365 days in the year)
- 16 channels in each image corresponding to various weather-related quantities
- each channel is 768 x 1152 corresponding to one measurement per 25 square km on earth