The objective of TWIGA is to provide currently unavailable geo-information on weather, water, and climate for sub-Saharan Africa by enhancing satellite-based geo-data with innovative in situ sensors and developing related information services that answer the needs of African stakeholders and the GEOSS community.
The concept is to create a systematic feedback loop to reciprocally validate in situ measurements and satellite data in one integrated model with over 500 in-situ measurement stations using citizen science.
Accessing the TWIGA Platform
The TWIGA platform is the central platform through which many of the data and services are flowing. Users can access the data through a comprehensive API or via the TWIGA portal. The portal is a web-based interface through which registered users can see and interact with the data. Experienced users can create their own custom dashboards completely tailored to their own needs. However, in many cases, dashboards will be prepared and shared to new users, such that new users can directly interact with the data without needing detailed knowledge.
If you have a registered account on the TWGIA Portal you will have all the tools to make new dashboards. However, if you only want to view some pre-configured dashboards, you can use the following view-only account:
Here are a few screenshots of a python notebook which uses the TWIGA API.
These are arranged sequentially. Kindly click on the images to see a clearer versions.