The Municipality of Thessaloniki renewed its contract with GET for accessing the Copernicus Satellite data, via standardized web services.

The project provides almost real-time access to Copernicus system Sentinel 1,2, 3 & 5 satellite data via standard OGC (OGC Web Services – OWS) standards WMS / WMTS, WCS and WFS services.

The provided service is developed through dynamic access to the Copernicus satellite data in near real time. Technology of this solutions is described by:

  • Open architecture and access via API in order to exploit data in the most effective way
  • High availability
  • No dependency by computer or storage sources
  • Easy creation of new multicultural products

Access to Copernicus system satellite data in near real time via API is indeed very important since it feeds the existing infrastructure with updated data in near real time supporting internal needs of several departments of the Municipality, such as Technical Service Department, Building and Urban Planning Application Department, Urban Environment Management Department, Urban Planning and Architecture Department as well as the Civil Protection Department.