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Digital Earth Africa Water Bodies Service (English)

Digital Earth Africa

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About This Course

Learn how to map water bodies over time. Here, the participants will be able to: map water bodies using Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) Maps, obtain statistics of water bodies and export them as csv; map water bodies using Digital Earth Africa Sandbox water bodies notebook, load historical extents and wet surface area timeseries from the DE Africa Waterbodies service, getting a list of available polygons in a given area, select and plot a single polygon and Plot the surface area of the polygon over time. .

This is a self paced learning course and learners will be able to use DE Africa in monitoring water bodies service, which uses over three decades of the Water Observations from Space products and has been generated within the bounds of the HydroSHEDS version 1.1 Land Mask. Learns are encouraged to view DE Africa live sessions on DE Africa YouTube and DE Africa User Guide

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.

Course Staff

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Kenneth Mubea, PhD

Capacity Development Lead

Kenneth's role includes technical assistance, user engagement and support, driving usage of the Digital Earth Africa services, and engaging with our network of partners across Africa.

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Joseph Tuyishimire

User Engagement Manager

Joseph provides technical support, assistance in building capacity, and co-developing use cases with individuals, institutions, and our partners across Africa in the usage of the Digital Earth Africa services.

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You can view all course content from the course homepage, without an account. Users must register to complete quizzes and be eligible for certification.

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