The Municipality of Thessaloniki renewed the contract for access to the Copernicus Satellite data, via standardized web services.

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

Provided service was developed through dynamic access into Copernicus satellite data in almost 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 almost real time via API is indeed very important since it can  enrich the existing infrastructure with updated data in almost real time supporting internal needs of several departments of the Municipality, 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.