loading geodata (this can take up to 10 seconds but is required only once per visit)
CrocoTile tries to find the most relevant tile (granule) of SENTINEL earth observation data for any given eLTER site.
The association between site and tiles is straightforward in most cases. However, some sites are not as easily assigned to a single tile because they are scattered or very large (relative to the tile size of 100×100 km2).
In these cases, several spatial operations (e. g. buffering of dispersed sites or scoring of tiles by habitat diversity) are conducted to select of the tile most representative of the particular eLTER site. Where indicated, original site boundaries are clipped to the representative tile's extent.
The generated spatial data together are bundled with documentation and method description for download by the user.
Concept and a standalone desktop imlementation have been developed by:Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute
above concept has been implemented as a shiny app by:
- Ivo Offenthaler
Hosting: UK Centre for Ecology & HydrologyCrocoTile is an e-Shape tool. e-shape has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 820852