What is a user virtual machine?
With the user Virtual Machine (VM), a developer or researcher can access a Virtual Research Environment with access to the complete Terrascope data archive and a powerful set of tools and libraries to work with the data (e.g. SNAP toolbox, GRASS GIS, QGIS) or to develop-debug test applications (R, Python or Java).
The user Virtual Machine:
- comes with several pre-installed commandline tools, desktop applications and developer tools which are useful for exploitation of the data available in Terrascope (e.g. GDAL, QGIS, GRASS GIS, SNAP, Python, etc ...).
- provides access to the full Terrascope EO data archive.
- targets an audience of scientists and developers developing applications which use Terrascope EO data. After the prototyping phase, the Terrascope processing environment can be used for larger scale processing.