16 December 2020

Case Study Member European Open Data

Delivering free, seamless, cloudless mosaic images of Europe to the world

In Germany, the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) delivers high quality remote sensing products as open data.  

Remote sensing through satellite imagery is an important source and method for specialized services provided by BKG, such as surface models for air traffic control and landcover changes for spatial planning. These and other satellite products are important contributions to issues of public relevance, for example civil security and environmental monitoring.

BKG has established a process chain for high quality mosaics that allows for the harmonisation of any optical remote sensing data and for any area on Earth. This is particularly beneficial to the Federal Administration in Germany and, whenever legally permitted, for the public as open data.

Read the full case study from EuroGeographics 2019 Annual Review