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:
Acquisition Forecaster - A tool that provides users with the ability to predict when a satellite has the ability to image a region of interest, and includes options to show the nadir track or filter scenes by orbit direction in user controls
Coverage Analyzer - A tool that provides users with the ability to analyze the historical satellite coverage of a region of interest
Revisits Calculator - A tool which allows users to analyze estimated satellite coverage and revisits for a region of interest
Coincident Calculator - A tool which allows users to determine the coincidence of satellite instrument modes and/or custom constellations observing a location in the same day within a region of interest using historical or predicted scene data
Data Browser - A tool that allows users to view the satellite image archives from multiple CEOS missions
Data Policy - A database that provides users with information about the data policy and primary archive location for CEOS satellite instruments
Country Coverage - A tool that allows users to generate and view GFOI Country Coverage reports for over 70 countries and 3 constellations.
Utilities - A set of quick calculation utilities to provide users with a means of estimating various parameters of interest about CEOS satellite missions
A paper on COVE was published in
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
It can be downloaded from
IEEE Xplore or directly from