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.

Should you require help, see the Frequently asked questions and Contact us pages.

Latest Updates

  • 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_2 will 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 ls5_sr, ls7_sr and ls8_sr. Deprecated naming conventions such as ls8_usgs_sr_scene will no longer work. Additionally, the deafrica_tools package has replaced the deprecated sys.path.append('../Scripts') file import.

  • 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.