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How to use the 10,000 free credits

How to download and process geospatial datasets using the 10,000 free credits.


Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to use the 10,000 free credits that you automatically received after registering to the UP42 platform.

The 10,000 free credits allow new users to order archive high and very high-resolution images from the data platform (catalog interface and API) or apply algorithms using the wide variety of processing blocks available on the processing platform. Users can extract useful insights from geospatial datasets with algorithms such as car detection, vegetation indices, flood mapping, building detection, deforestation mapping and many more.

In the example below, you will compute a flood map derived from 3 Pléiades satellite images that were captured over Mont Saint-Michel (France). The advantage of using these images is the very high-spatial resolution (0.5 m) and daily revisit rate.

Learn more

For more information about the 10,000 free credits, please visit the page Credits.

Warning!

If you signed up with a personal account, you need to request access to commercial data. For more information, please visit the page Sign Up.

Steps

Open a project

The first step is to open a project, in order to store your workflow and the jobs that will be run in order to download the data and algorithm outputs.

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Open the project

Create a workflow

The second step is to create a workflow and add the data and processing blocks necessary to perform your geospatial analysis. The data and processing blocks used in this example are shown in the table below.

Block nameBlock type
Pléiades Reflectance (Download)Data
PansharpeningProcessing
Flood FinderProcessing

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Create a workflow

After adding the blocks, click Save & Configure Job.

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Save the workflow

Configure a job

You are redirected to the job configuration window, where you need to draw/upload an AOI, select the geometric filter, adjust the job parameters (JSON key-value pairs) and select the job type (test query or live job).

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Configure job

The job parameters that were used are displayed below:

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Estimate a job

Before running the job, you can view the estimation of the credit costs and make sure that the 10,000 free credits from your account are sufficient. Adjust the size of your AOI if needed. This job will consume 9516-9992 credits, which is the equivalent of 95-99 Euro/US dollars.

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Configure and estimate Job

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Estimate Job

Run a job

To download the data and algorithm outputs, select the job type Live Job, scroll down and click on Run Job.

A new window appears and informs you about the minimum amount of credits that will be held from your account balance until the completion of the job run. If you agree, click on Confirm & Run Job.

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Confirm job run

You will be redirected to the job dashboard, where the job is currently running.

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Running job

The outputs are successfully generated if the job status changes from Running to Successful.

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Successful job

Download and visualize the outputs

After successfully running the job, you can download and visualize the outputs in a third-party GIS software.

For more information, please visit the article Download the outputs.

The outputs show a flood map overlaid on a pansharpened Pléiades satellite image:

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Flood map near Mont Saint-Michel (France)