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



Arctic shrub

Arctic shrub expansion revealed by Landsat-derived multitemporal vegetation cover fractions in the Western Canadian Arctic


Revisiting the Past: Replicability of a Historic Long-Term Vegetation Dynamics Assessment in the Era of Big Data Analytics

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