• AGDC

    The Australian Geoscience Data Cube, an Australian implementation of the ODC.

  • ALOS

    Advanced Land Observing Satellite

  • API

    Application Programming Interface - API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.


    Advanced Spaceborne Thermal and Reflection radiometer


    Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

  • BoM

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

  • BRDF

    Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function is a function of four real variables that defines how light is reflected at an opaque surface. It is employed in the optics of real-world light, in computer graphics algorithms, computer vision algorithms and surface reflectance satellite imagery.


    Committee on Earth Observation, Systems Engineering Office


    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • DEA

    Digital Earth Australia

  • EGD

    Environmental Geoscience Division

  • ETM+

    Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus sensor / instrument

  • GA

    Geoscience Australia

  • GMES

    Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

  • GSKY

    GSKY is a distributed geospatial data server exposing OGC services developed at the NCI

  • LPGS

    Level 1 Product Generation System / Landsat Product Generation System

  • LS

    Landsat mission / satellites

  • LS4

    Landsat 4 satellite

  • LS5

    Landsat 5 satellite

  • LS7

    Landsat 7 satellite

  • LS8

    Landsat 8 satellite


    Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

  • MSI

    Multispectral Imager sensor / instrument

  • NBAR

    Nadir-corrected BRDF Adjusted Reflectance

  • NEMO

    National Earth and Marine Observations branch

  • NPP

    National Polar-orbiting Partnership

  • ODC

    Open Data Cube, an international open-source project developing the technology that powers Digital Earth Australia. For more information see .

  • OLI

    Operational Land Imager sensor / instrument


    Radio Detection and Ranging

  • S2

    Sentinel 2 satellite

  • S2A

    Sentinel 2 A satellite

  • S2B

    Sentinel 2 B satellite


    Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services

  • TM

    Thematic Mapper sensor / instrument

  • USGS

    United States Geological Survey


    Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite