The storage allows you to have your own storage space where you can monitor the status of each order and download assets. An asset is a unique item associated to a successful order or a fresh image captured through sensor tasking and it contains the downloadable geospatial dataset. The assets that get delivered to the storage originate from data platform ordering (API and catalog interface), job runs and tasking operations.
This guide assumes that you already ordered tasking geospatial datasets through tasking operations. For more information, please refer to Tasking: Getting Started.
The storage has the following advantages:
- It provides immediate access to fresh datasets acquired through tasking operations
- It centralizes all the datasets downloaded via job runs or data platform orders
- It allows you to re-use the previously downloaded datasets into workflows and perform further analytics
The assets are only delivered as ZIP archives.
The assets delivered to the storage must originate from the specific data providers or from tasking operations.
|Dataset||Tasking Operations||Data Platform Ordering||Job Runs|
|Near Space Labs||✅|
For more information about the data products available for satellite tasking, please contact the customer support team.
After you order tasking geospatial datasets through tasking operations, go to the tab Orders. Click on the Tasking tab on the right and view the order status (In Progress/Completed).
The ordering dashboard displays the details below.
When a tasking operation is activated, the sensor captures images based on the criteria defined during order placement. Everytime the sensor captures fresh images, they are delivered to storage and are available for download. To access the data, go to the Data tab and download the assets. An asset is a unique item associated to a fresh image captured through sensor tasking and it contains the downloadable geospatial dataset.
Each asset contains the following information:
|Collection||Satellite sensor (SPOT or PHR)|
|Acquisition||Image acquisition date|
|Type||The origin of the image: archived or tasking|
|Created||Date when the image was delivered|
|Actions||A download button for each image|
|Image Information||Basic image metadata|
In order to re-use assets in workflows for future processing, you need to paste the Asset Identifier. For more information, please refer to How to Process from Storage.
- In order to view the image footprint of the asset, go to any file displayed on the dashboard, click on the 3 dots and then click Preview.
- The image footprint will be displayed on the basemap.
The Preview button is only displayed for assets that contain geometry information in the metadata.
Congratulations! You can now take advantage of the monitoring and download capabilities of the storage.