Release Notes

Version 1.2.3 (2022-05-17)

Bug Fixes
  • Prevent GDAL 3.x ‘axis swapping’ behaviour in the commandline search tools (e.g.

Minor Enhancements
  • Formally attached MIT licence (LICENSE.txt), so the package now actually has a license. Previously we had been too lazy to bother, but this caused concern for some users.

Version 1.2.2 (2021-10-09)

Minor Enhancements
  • ESA’s updated Sentinel-2 data distribution now includes radiometric offsets (see Read these values and make available in the sen2meta.Sen2ZipfileMeta class.

  • Improved the docstrings for the two classes in sen2meta, to properly detail all attributes.

Version 1.2.1 (2021-04-22)

Bug Fixes
  • Cope with zip file format changes in Sentinel-2 processing baseline 03.00

Version 1.2.0 (2021-03-29)

Bug Fixes
  • Prevent ‘axis swapping’ behaviour when reprojecting with GDAL >= 3.0

New Features
  • Extend functionality to include Sentinel-5P data

  • Improved compatibility with JRSRP’s older sen1meta and sen2meta, so that this version can be a drop-in replacement for their versions.

Version 1.1.9 (2019-06-03)

Bug Fixes
  • Use universal_newlines=True on all Popen() calls, for better Python-3 compatibility

Version 1.1.8 (2019-01-22)

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a (mostly harmless) warning coming from client code with more recent versions of OGR

  • Added some guards for Python-3 compatability on server-side code (thanks to Matt Nethery for pointing these out).

  • Added server-side support for Sentinel-2 Level 2A source data

  • Added server-side support for Sentinel-5P (possibly not yet complete, as limited test data available)

Version 1.1.7 (2018-04-30)

  • Added saraclient.getRemoteFilename() function.

Version 1.1.0 - 1.1.6

No idea what happened in these versions, as apparently those responsible did not update the release notes. Sigh…..

Version 1.0.11 (2017-02-09)

  • Added --exitonziperror option to

Version 1.0.10 (2017-02-08)

  • Added scripts to manage download of Sentinel-2 zip files from Amazon’s AWS server to NCI. Bash script for cron will require some tweaking for NCI’s local choices.

Bug Fixes
  • Include bin/*.sh in scripts to install

  • Use shutil.move() for the --moveandsymlink option, so it works across file systems

  • Better reporting of any errors from GDAL during creaation of quicklook png file

Version 1.0.9 (2016-12-15)

  • Local XML files for Sentinel-3 now include absolute orbit number and cycle number

Bug Fixes
  • Client-side search tool does better cleaning of footprint polygons which get split over 180 degree longitude (international date line), as some were failing with topology errors on intersecting with user’s region of interest.

Version 1.0.8 (2016-12-13)

  • Finalised decisions about directory structure for Sentinel-3. Cope with more of the proposed instruments and products for Sentinel-3.

  • Cope properly with zip file footprints which cross the international date line. This includes both the code for storing them in the correct subdirectories, and also the client-side code for searching via the THREDDS server.

  • Made generate the platform/instrument/product levels of the directory structure, plus a commandline option to switch back to the old behaviour, just in case it is required.

Version 1.0.7 (2016-11-26)

  • Added --moveandsymlink option to, to assist with NCI’s interim download-and-publish methods. Hopefully to be superceded later.

  • Allow --md5esa option on to take an explicit empty string

New Features
  • Added script, to assist in cleaning up current holdings to match the new ROI now being used.

  • Initial version of code to cope with Sentinel-3, handling it in much the same way as other Sentinels. Directory structure is based on 40 degree grid cells, with daily temporal divisions. As yet not tested live, and probably a few more decisions to make.

Version 1.0.6 (2016-10-18)

Bug Fixes
  • Recover gracefully on failure of makedirs() in dirstruct. This avoids a race condition identified by Joseph when running parallel jobs of individual zipfiles.

Version 1.0.5 (2016-10-18)

  • Changed so that default behaviour will over-write a pre-existing zipfile as well as xml and png files, and the --nooverwrite option is now consistent for all file types.

Version 1.0.4 (2016-10-15)

  • Force MD5 values to be upper case, both for locally computed, and ESA’s.

Version 1.0.3 (2016-10-13)

  • Cope with the proposed changes to ESA’s Sentinel-2 zipfile package, notably the changes in the names of files within the zipfile. So far this has only been tested on their sample data file.

  • Added --md5esa option to, to we can pass through the ESA-reported value of the MD5 for a zipfile, into the AusCopHub XML file.

Version 1.0.2 (2016-08-01)

  • Server-side. Added --nooverwrite option to

Version 1.0.1 (2016-07-29)

Bug Fixes
  • Update the scraping of the THREDDS server to cope with the changes NCI made to how they generate the paths. In principle this is more robust against further such changes (we hope).

  • Default for --maxcloud is now 100, to be consistent with other filtering options in giving “everything by default”.

  • Added --saveserverxml option to, to save the server-side XML files locally for later use.

  • Added server-side XML tags for zipfile size and md5 hash.

Version 1.0.0 (2016-07-20)

Server-side code is deemed sufficiently stable for operational use (although this could be overly optimistic).

Bug Fixes
  • Default end date in is now ‘tomorrow’, local time, to guard against differences between user’s local timezone and the GMT of the image acquisition times on the server.

  • Improvements in Sphinx documentation

Version 0.9.1 (2016-07-15)

Bug Fixes
  • Handle version number properly in

Version 0.9.0 (2016-07-15)

  • Added, for rudimentary search of the server (based only on the associated XML metadata files), with filtering options for location (either boundingbox or vector outline e.g. shapefile), also pass direction, swath mode, polarization and maxcloud

Version 0.1 (2016-06-29)

First alpha-test version, mostly consisting of the framework for the hub management functions for handling the directory structure. Not yet complete, and just starting to test.