File Browser#

The File Browser enables browsing and downloading of all the data stored on the GEOAnalytics platform for use in external systems. It is a convenient function to explore the datasets available without starting up the JupyterLab environment.

You can view and download data from all the Earth Observation data stores, shared data between users of the platform, and you own personal data. These folders were specified earlier, in the Jupyter Notebook:

  • Public Mounted Buckets: Folders that do not require any access key (publicly available).

    • gcp-public-data-landsat - All Landsat data (worldwide; including Landsat 4, 5, 7 and 8) as provided by Google’s public data program. This location is read-only.

    • gcp-public-data-sentinel-2 - All Sentinel-2 data (worldwide) as provided by Google’s public data program. This location is read-only.

  • Private Mounted Buckets: Folders available only if you have GEOAnalytics Platform access.

    • geoanalytics_data - EO data collections (such as sen2core, VIIRS data) available to all users of GEOAnalytics. This location is read-only.

    • geoanalytics_user_shared_data - All platform EO data collections including raw datasets and pre-processed datasets. All users can read and write to this location.

  • Personal Storage

    • geoanalytics_<username>_private - A user’s personal network file system where only the logged in user can read or write to their own personal storage directory.

You can access the File Browser directly from the GEOAnalytics main dashboard. No additional authentication is required to access the File Browser. Note: It may take the File Browser 15 to 20 seconds to load.

There are three main features available in the File Browser.

1. Browsing through the folders#

You can explore all the folders mentioned above, viewing their subfolders and files. There is variable loading time depending on which folder is being accessed, such as the public buckets taking longer to load compared to the geoanalytics_user_shared_data folder.


2. Downloading files from the folders#

The files within all the folders can be downloaded to your local machine.


3. Going back up the folders path#

To navigate backwards, out of the subfolders, the “GO UP” button exits out of the current directory.