WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE
NEWSWIRE) -- The Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community
announces the release of the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification
version 1.0.0. The STAC specification is an open metadata standard
that systemically describes remotely sensed data of the Earth. The
specification supports emerging cloud-based geoprocessing engines
by allowing spatial data to be indexed and discovered more
efficiently. This feature is fundamental when building artificial
intelligence applications using Earth imagery.
The Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community comprises Earth observation data providers from the private and public sectors, developers working with geospatial data, and consumers of spatial datasets. These organizations and individuals from all industries worldwide came together throughout the last three and a half years to increase the interoperability of searching for and discovering satellite images of the Earth.
STAC provides a uniform index that describes a range of geospatial information, allowing users to discover spatial data across time, space, and cloud storage locations. This global indexing of Earth imagery and derived products works similar to how search engines use specific HTML tags to index web pages. For data providers, it makes it easier to expose and share Earth imagery...