Mission Exploitation Platform - MEP
National and regional governments often compare current values of vegetation and rainfall indicators to longer-term statistics. To this end, the PROBA-V MEP’s Time Series Viewer application visualizes a few basic statistics (min/max/average), that are pre-computed and aggregated at the level of countries and one administrative level smaller (as determined by UN-FAO’s Global Administrative Unit Layer – GAUL).
Moreover, local users such as farmers, are likely interested in comparing the vegetation conditions or productivity for their small areas, both with the multi-year time series and nation-wide or regional averages.
For this, the Time Series Viewer offers the capability of computing, on-the-fly using Big Data techniques (Hadoop), the current values and long-term statistics for custom selected areas (polygons or points).
This image shows a snapshot of the NDVI statistics for specific regions in France, for 2017.
For more details on how you can use the MEP’s applications, make sure to head over to our use cases. Try to spot the one that mentions the value of the Time Series Viewer!