Estimate Cover Proportions with Fractional Cover


Estimates the average vegetation fractional cover using a linear unmixing technique developed by Juan P. Guerschman (CSIRO). Each pixel is classified as a fraction of bare soil (BS), photosynthetic vegetation (PV) and non-photosynthetic vegetation (NPV).


  1. Head to the ODC Sandbox (click here) and login with GitHub.

  2. Open the /examples folder.

  3. Open and run the /examples/Landing_Page.ipynb notebook block by block.

  4. In block [2], use the map interface to draw a small area of interest, and select a time frame.

  5. Review the number of tiles that will be downloaded and click "Query Cube". Less than 100 will run quickly.
  6. Run block [3], 'band_indices_aws_landsat8', and calculate NDVI for a small region inside your previous bounds.

Code/Python Notebooks

  • a. Use Cube in a Box to run locally or on AWS

GitHub Resources