Digital Earth Africa Training¶
Welcome to the Digital Earth Africa training course!
This is a 6-week, self-paced online course. It should take around 2 hours per week to complete. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certification of Completion at the end of training.
To get started, watch the short introductory video below. Then click Session 1: Introduction to begin. Other sessions will be added as the course progresses.
29/09/2021: The Water Observations from Space (WOfS) dataset used in Session 6 can now be accessed by its new product name
wofs_ls. The session content and demonstration notebook have been updated. The deprecated product
ga_ls8c_wofs_2will slowly be phased out.
09/08/2021: Postponed. Training at Digital Earth Africa is moving! We will be migrating to our new learning platform soon. For now, this will not impact any new or current participants in the self-paced course. Certification is still available for participants who successfully complete all quizzes. Please check back here for dates and further information as it is released.
01/06/2021: Digital Earth Africa Landsat datasets have been upgraded to USGS Collection 2. Datacube names have been updated to
ls8_sr. Deprecated naming conventions such as
ls8_usgs_sr_scenewill no longer work. Additionally, the
deafrica_toolspackage has replaced the deprecated
21/01/2021: Virtual live sessions run by our course convenors have resumed for 2021. We encourage all current and past course participants to join in.
15/12/2020: If you have completed any or all sections of the Digital Earth Africa training course, complete our participant survey.
14/12/2020: An extra session on Python basics for geospatial analysis has been added. The session is optional, standalone, and provides a more detailed introduction to the Python programming language.
09/12/2020: All six assessment quizzes can be accessed from the Quiz index. page. Score full marks on each quiz to receive a Certificate of Completion. Questions about the Certificate of Completion? See the FAQ.