Questions & Answers
The main goal is to make it accessible for government agency and private government contractors to access via a data cube. However, there are options to access the data outside of the data cube.
Right now, the ARD will be made available to South African government agencies and private contractors for the government. This policy may change in the future.
Most major commercial and public optical satellite sensors are supported. Some initial sensor specific modeling and effort may be required to support future sensors.
The CARD4L standard is governed by CEOS, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, which was established in 1984 by under the aegis of the G7 Economic Summit. It includes participation from 100s of leading EO satellite nations and is determined to set an international standard for quality and inter-operability.