The CEOS Visualization Environment (COVE) Tool

Harnessing the Power of Satellite Data

The CEOS Visualization Environment (COVE) is a browser-based suite of tools for searching, analyzing and visualizing actual and potential satellite sensor coverage.
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Welcome to the COVE Portal


The CEOS Visualization Environment (COVE) is a suite of tools for analyzing satellite sensor coverage for more than 100 Earth-observing satellites. The suite includes:

  • COVE - a Google Earth-based visualization tool
  • Rapid Acquisition Tool - A tool for acquisition identification
  • Coverage Analyzer - A tool for long-term coverage analysis
  • Mission and Instrument Browser - A database of Earth-observing satellites

The COVE suite was developed by the NASA CEOS System Engineering Office (SEO) for CEOS. All tools in the suite are publicly-available and free to use.

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