Specifications of earth observation images differ among satellites, sensors, and distribution systems, so the hurdles of cross-sectional using of the data are still high.
API that runs on the client side is developed and disclosed, which allows users to check and change the process as needed. The API can acquire metadata of any layer and satellite data of any area and date.
API for Python
API for Python is available! The API has QGIS interface to acquire and display satellite images.
The JAXA Earth API currently has no restrictions on user registration, API key issuance, or the number of times the API can be used. Under the following conditions, the API module can be used free of charge in a variety of development environments. Also, modifications are possible for open source modules.
However, the API and database are provided on an “AS IS” BASIS and are subject to change without notice. JAXA/EORC does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, reliability, operation, etc. of the database and the API. JAXA/EORC are not responsible for any event or accident caused by the use of this API or modules or databases. The use of the API and the database in a manner that is offensive to public order and morals or otherwise inappropriate in terms of social norms is prohibited.
If you intend to publish your results using the API in a paper, website, etc. or if you intend to release software incorporating the API module, please indicate so in the text (Example: “The data used in this paper have been obtained using the JAXA Earth API” “Image: Created using the JAXA Earth API” “The JAXA Earth API for Python module has been used”).
These license terms are subject to change without notice. For any inquiries about the terms, please contact us.