Analysis Ready Data Interoperability

The ARD and STAC interoperability workshop, which took place on August 13 – 15 at the USGS Menlo Park Campus, was dedicated to discussing interoperability between commercial data sources of imagery and public datasets. Participants presented different approaches to data harmonization with an emphasis on determining standard approaches and practical recommendations on standards for Analytics Ready Data.

Spatio Temporal Asset Catalog (STAC)

STAC helps to make geospatial assets openly searchable and crawlable.  Essentially, STAC lowers technology friction and allowing one to search, acquire, and analyze imagery across multiple archives, as well as to significantly enhance program outcomes.