Upcoming EarthServer Events and Workshops

EarthServer is running a series of workshops and training events across Europe throughout the next couple of months. The focus of the workshops is to show the benefits of standardised Web Coverage Services and to give hands-on examples   how they can be integrated into existing geospatial data workflows.  The workshops are fully hands-on and all course materials will be provided as Jupyter Python [more info] notebooks. This gives the attendees the ability to not only follow along with the training as we present it but also to easily reproduce and execute the examples by themselves.

EGU 2017 Short Course - EarthServer2: Web Services for Big Earth Data - a practical session on new ways of geospatial data access and processing

(Tuesday 25th Apr 8:30-10:00 | Room -2.16 | Vienna, Austria)

audience at Erstherver event


The short course will give an introduction to the standard data-access protocol Web Coverage Service 2.x and it’s extension, Web Coverage Processing Service, We plan to have an interactive session where we present hands-on examples from different geo science communities (Marine, Earth Observation, Climate and Planetary Sciences) how data access and processing is highly facilitated by a WCS request. Examples will show a WCS request is highly beneficial for either integrating requests into custom processing routines or setting up community specific web applications with visualisation libraries, such as WebWorldWind.

After the short course, attendants will have a better understanding:about the OGC Web Coverage Service in general

  • about the different request types of a WCS and WCPS

  • how data can be accessed, processed and retrieved with the help of WC(P)S requests

  • how WC(P)S requests can easily be integrated into processing routines or used to build custom web-applications for visualisation

The complete abstract is available here

Please register for the event here


PyData London - Jupyter Notebooks for geospatial data analysis

(Friday 5th May 12:15-13:50 | London, UK)

PyData conferences bring together users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The PyData community gathers to discuss how best to apply Python tools, to meet evolving challenges in data management, processing, analytics, and visualization.

PyData is an accessible, community-driven conference and offers the full range from practical tutorials to topical workshops and talks to bring the python community together.

We are running a practical tutorial session at PyData with the focus on how Jupyter Notebooks are a highly beneficial tool for modern geospatial data analysis. We will provide hands-on example workflows that showcase how terabytes of environmental data can be accessed, manipulated and visualized without prior data download. A specific focus will be set on Python’s owslib package helps to leverage standardized web services from Pyhon.

More information to the session can be found here: https://pydata.org/london2017/schedule/presentation/8/


GeoPython - Accessing data cubes with Python and web services

(Monday 8th May - 13:30-15:30 | Basel, Switzerland )

GeoPython 2017 – the Python conference for the Geo-Community organized by the Institute of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and PyBasel - the local Python User Group.

The workshop will provide attendees with a complete overview of accessing geospatial data using python libraries, e.g. OWSLib, and web services. By using real world science questions, such as "How had the rate of primary production changed in the North Atlantic", we will show how attendees can benefit from on demand access to large data cubes, integrating them into their existing processing routines or geospatial data visualisations. The workshop will be fully delivered using Jupyter notebooks that will be available through github.

For more info visit Geopython 2017