Sentinel-2 Data set for Uganda

SND-ID: 2021-50-1. Version: 1. DOI:

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Ardö - Lund University, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science orcid

Research principal

Lund University - Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science rorId


Optical top of the atmosphere reflectance data from the Earth resource satellite Sentinel-2 for Uganda (2018-2020) was downloaded and processed in a systematic way to bottom of the atmosphere reflectance with the open software FORCE (Framework for Operational Radiometric Correction for Environmental monitoring, see For each year (2018-2020), the number of clear sky observations were calculated and a best available pixel mosaic were created. For each quarter (12 in total), for two vegetation indices (EVI = Enhanced Vegetation Index and NDVI = Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) a number of relevant measures were calculated (minimum, maximum, mean, standard deviation, 5%, 50% (median) and 95% quantiles). The data have 10-meter spatial resolution and are stored in GeoTIFF format.
Data are suitable for studies of vegetation and vegetation changes. More information and details in article published in Data (, 'submitted' 2021-02-15

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

2018-01-01 – 2020-12-31

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Uganda

Geographic description: Uganda

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation
  • Funding agency's reference number: 303

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Lund University, Faculty of Science
  • Funding agency's reference number: Infrastrukturmedel, Dnr V 2015/2152
Topic and keywords

Research area

Earth and related environmental sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Physical geography (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Imagery / base maps / earth cover (INSPIRE topic categories)



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Version 1. 2021-03-29

Version 1: 2021-03-29


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Published: 2021-03-29
Last updated: 2023-09-15