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(2019). Scaricare e processare automaticamente i dati Sentinel-2 in R: il nuovo pacchetto "sen2r". XX Meeting degli utenti italiani di GRASS e GFOSS (Foss4G-IT 2019), Padova, 21-22 febbraio 2019.

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Until August 2019, all Sentinel-2 satellite data could be directly downloaded from the ESA Data Hub, both through the interactive Open Hub or using an API interface. Recently this policy was changed: typically, only the most recent products are available for direct download, while the oldest ones (level 2A archives older than 18 months and level 1C older than one year) are stored in the so called Long Term Archive, and must be ordered by the user; then, they are made available for download after a while (no messages are sent to the user).


The availability of Sentinel-2 satellite data has been a turning point for a widespread kind of users, which can now take advantage from a dataset sufficiently dense (revisiting time of 5 days) to perform time series analysis, and which is characterised by a decametric resolution that allows to discriminate many natural and agronomic targets. Data access is free (upon registration to ESA data hub). Although many solutions are available to obtain images (a detailed list is available here), R users should download them manually (or using ESA API Hub) and then perform some preprocessing operations before being able to use them (e.



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