EOLab Data

Earth Observation Lab

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


This webpage hosts data and visualizations from the Earth Observation Lab at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

This includes

  • webmap visualizations that allow the interactive exploration of spatial results from research outcomes created in the lab,
  • geodata webservices that allow the implementation of data created in the lab into your GIS project,
  • links to published datasets on third-party platforms



Drought impacts on grasslands

Annual maps of strength and duration of drought impacts on grasslands in northeastern Germany. Based on Sentinel-2 time series from 2017 to 2020).

Deutschland - Landwirtschaftliche Nutzung

Karten zur Landwirtschaftlichen Nutzung in Deutschland 2017-2019.

Mowing Events

Mowing events derived from integrated Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 time series at a spatial resolution of 10 m for the years 2017 - 2020.


Gridded population map, Germany, based on building density, height and type (year: 2018).

Settlement Mapping (Q-Team)

Visualization of student projects in the course Remote Sensing for Settlement Mapping, Summer 2020

Building Height

Map of building heights at a spatial resolution of 10m for the entire Germany (year: 2018).

European Land Cover

Map of twelve land cover classes across the entire Europe at 30m spatial resolution (year: 2015).

Land Cover Fractions

Fraction map of three land cover types (imperviousness, woody vegetation, non-woody vegetation) across Austria and Germany at 10m spatial resolution (year: 2018).

Material Stocks

Map of material stocks in buildings and infrastructure across Germany and Austria at a spatial resolution of 10m. Includes federal statistics(year: 2018).

Turkey - Cropping Practices

Map of five different cropping management practices across the entire Turkey at 30m resolution (year: 2015).

Urbanization of Ouagadougou

This interactive storymap presents results of a study mapping urban expansion and densification of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 2002 to 2013.

Tree Species

Tree species map for German Federal State of Brandenburg derived from multiannual Sentinel-2 time series in 10m resolution

Web Services

OpenGIS Web Services (WMS, WFS, WCS)



A Web Feature Service to provide Earth Observation Grids

QGIS-Server Demo

A demonstration of the QGIS MapSerer



Water vapor database - global

Water vapor database for atmospheric correction of Landsat imagery

Irrigated Dry Season Cropping - Turkey

Landsat-based maps of irrigated dry season cropping in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey

Building Heights - Germany

Height of buildings across Germany (resolution: 10m).

Land Cover Fractions - Austria

Fractions of imperviousness, woody vegetation and non-woody vegetation across Austria (resolution: 10m).

Cropping Management Practices - Turkey

Five different cropping management practices across Turkey (resolution: 30m).

Land Cover - Europe

Map of 12 land cover classes across Europe (resolution: 30m).

Land Cover Fractions - Germany

Fractions of imperviousness, woody vegetation and non-woody vegetation across Germany (resolution: 10m).


Software developed in the EOL


Name Purpose Link
Bit Flag Renderer QGIS Plugin to visualize raster image bit flags https://bit-flag-renderer.readthedocs.io
EnMAP-Box QGIS Plugin to visualize and process hyper spectral remote sensing data, and particularly developed to handle EnMAP products https://enmap-box.readthedocs.io
EO Time Series Viewer QGIS Plugin to visualize multi-sensor EO time series data https://eo-time-series-viewer.readthedocs.io
FORCE Framework for Operational Radiometric Correction for Environmental Monitoring https://github.com/davidfrantz/force
FORCE4Q QGIS Plugin to create higher level EO data products https://force4q.readthedocs.io
GEE Timeseries Explorer QGIS Plugin to explore temporal raster data available in Google Earth Engine (GEE) https://geetimeseriesexplorer.readthedocs.io
Virtual Raster Builder QGIS Plugin to creation virtual raster images https://virtual-raster-builder.readthedocs.io

EO Time Series Viewer

A QGIS Plugin to visualize EO time series data from multiple sensors in QGIS