Search Sentinel-1 Images

The following code shows how to search S1 Images.


To run this code you need:

If this is not clear, you probably need to take a look to the Python Tutorial before.



Assume you have at least one workspace and you have configured it in the config.json file.

These are different samples of Sentinel 1 Search. The mandatory fields to search are:
  • Mission Type

  • Start Date

  • End Date

  • Product Type

  • Bounding Box

# Create the Bounding Box Object: usually you will take if from the parameters
oBBox = wasdi.getParameter("BBOX", None)

# If it is null we show here how to initialize manually
if oBBox is None:
     oBBox = {"northEast": {}, "southWest": {}}
     oBBox["northEast"]["lat"] = 20.1
     oBBox["northEast"]["lng"] = 44.4
     oBBox["southWest"]["lat"] = 19.3
     oBBox["southWest"]["lng"] = 43.2

# Set Start Date
sStartDate = wasdi.getParameter("START_DATE", "2023-01-01")
# Set End Date
sEndDate = wasdi.getParameter("END_DATE", "2023-01-31")

# Start Search GRD Images
aoProductsFoundArray = wasdi.searchEOImages("S1", sStartDate, sEndDate, sProductType="GRD", oBoundingBox=oBBox)

# The result is an array of Objects. Each Object is a Dictionary.

# If we have results
if len(aoProductsFoundArray) > 0:

     # We just loop on the results and explore some properties
    for oFoundImage in aoProductsFoundArray:
        # This is where to read the relative Orbit
        iOrbit = oFoundImage["properties"]["relativeorbitnumber"]
        # THis is the name of the file
        sFileName = oFoundImage["fileName"]
        # There are many other properties, depending by the Provider and the Mission, that can be explored

# Now lets search SLC Images
aoSLCFoundArray = wasdi.searchEOImages("S1", sStartDate, sEndDate, sProductType="SLC", oBoundingBox=oBBox)
wasdi.wasdiLog("Found " + str(len(aoSLCFoundArray)) + " SLC Images")

# For Sentinel 1, we can also filter the Relative Orbit
iRelativeOrbit = 43
aoSLCPerOrbitFoundArray = wasdi.searchEOImages("S1", sStartDate, sEndDate, sProductType="SLC", oBoundingBox=oBBox, iOrbitNumber=iRelativeOrbit)
wasdi.wasdiLog("Found " + str(len(aoSLCPerOrbitFoundArray)) + " SLC Images in orbit " + str(iRelativeOrbit))

# If we have a String Bounding Box...
sBBox = "20.1,43.2,19.3,44.4"
# We can convert it in the object
oBoundingBox = wasdi.bboxStringToObject(sBBox)
# Or we can also use directly lat and lon in the search:
aoSLCWithLatLonFound = wasdi.searchEOImages("S1", sStartDate, sEndDate,  fULLat=20.1, fULLon=43.2, fLRLat=19.3, fLRLon=44.4, sProductType="SLC")
wasdi.wasdiLog("Found " + str(len(aoSLCWithLatLonFound)) + " SLC Images")

What it does:

  • Initializes the input variable needed.

  • Starts searching for S1 GRD Images

  • Loops over the results and accesses some properties

  • Searches for SLC Images

  • Searches for SLC Images adding the relative orbit filter

  • Searches for GRD Images using the lat lon values and not the Bounding Box Object


The developer can decide what is needed in the params.json file. If you decide to use the WASDI User Interface your parameters will be generated automatically by WASDI.


With the WASDI User Interface you can use the renderAsStrings flag to ask WASDI to get all your parameters in String Format. In this case you will be responsible to convert your data in your code.


The Bounding Box Format used here is the one used by the User Interface when renderAsStrings is missing or false. The Bounding Box format when renderAsStrings: true is “NORTH,WEST,SOUTH,EAST”.


The Date is formatted by the User Interface as “YYYY-MM-DD”.