This article describes how to create a new pipeline to receive Earth observation data at regular intervals from the EarthCache dashboard.
In this section, you will learn how to:
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Getting to the pipeline creation page
To start creating a pipeline from the dashboard, you must be logged in.
To create a pipeline from the overview page simply click 'Get Started':
Selecting your first location
Each pipeline will need a defined “area of interest” to return results about. This could be a field, a parking lot, an airport runway, a mining operation, etc. There are no minimum square kilometers, however currently pipelines cannot support an area larger than 50,000 square kilometers (19,300 square miles). If your area is larger than 50,000 square kilometers, you will need to create multiple pipelines. How to check the size of my area?
Each pipeline will support the selection of one continuous area to look at. To select multiple areas, such as multiple non-contiguous fields, multiple ports, or different burn areas in a forest, you will need to create multiple pipelines.
Option 1 - Using the map
For an area, type in any location using city name or coordinates in the order of (Longitude, Latitude). Then, a bounding box for that location is already created.
A list of two numbers represents a point, four numbers is a square area where the coordinates are the corners, or if there are more than four numbers the coordinates represent a closed polygon where the first point equals the last point in the list.
To change the selection, simply draw a polygon for your area of interest using the pen tool on the far right.
Note: to finish your polygon, click again on the initial point you placed on the map.
Option 2 - Uploading a pre-selected area
You can also upload a GeoJSON or KML file if you already have a specific area of interest you want to imagery for by clicking up up arrow next to the search bar.
To delete a polygon, click to select it and click the button with the trash can next to the pen tool.
Checking polygon area:
The polygon area is located beside the delete button on the right: