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Crop mapping with Sentinel-2

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for crop mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-2 Toolbox to demonstrate the crop mapping methodology over the agricultural area of the Guadalquivir Marshes near Seville, Spain.


Over the last decades, driving forces such as the growing world population and consequently the higher demand for supplies are leading to an increase of both extensive and intensive agriculture. Accurate and systematic information is therefore required by decision makers to help ensure food security.

Application-oriented technologies in the domain of earth observation such as crop mapping can provide an economic and feasible approach to monitor agricultural activities.
The Multispectral Instrument (MSI) carried on the Sentinel-2 satellites measures the Earth's reflected radiation in 13 spectral bands, from VNIR to SWIR, at different spatial resolutions: 10, 20 and 60 meters. In addition, the short revisit time makes the free and open data of the Sentinel-2 constellation a suitable option to identify crops.

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Questions & Answers

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Repeat the exercise

If you wish to practice the exercise explained in the webinar within the RUS Virtual Environment:

  • Register on the RUS Portal
  • After Login, go to Your RUS service > Your dashboard and click on the Request a new User Service button
  • Insert the LAND01 Training Code when requested


This webinar is addressed to everyone who has an interest in the topic, however a basic knowledge of image classification is recommended.



Max no. of participants



1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

15:00 CET

Training date

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

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