Earth observation framework for scaled-up processing in Python.

Analyzing Earth Observation (EO) data is complex and solutions often require custom tailored algorithms. In the EO domain most problems come with an additional challenge: How do we apply the solution on a larger scale?

Working with EO data is made easy by the eo-learn package, while the eo-grow package takes care of running the solutions at a large scale. In eo-grow an EOWorkflow based solution is wrapped in a pipeline object, which takes care of parametrization, logging, storage, multi-processing, EOPatch management and more. However pipelines are not necessarily bound to EOWorkflow execution and can be used for other tasks such as training ML models.

Features of eo-grow include:

  • Direct use of EOWorkflow procedures
  • Parametrizing workflows by using validated configuration files, making executions easy to reproduce and adjust
  • Easy use of both local and S3 storage with no required code adaptation
  • Workflows can be run either single-process, multi-process, or even on multiple machines (by using ray clusters)
  • A collection of basic pipelines, with methods that can be overridden to tailor to a large amount of use-cases
  • Execution reports and customizable logging
  • Options for skipping already processed data when re-running a pipeline
  • Offers a CLI interface for running pipelines, validating configuration files, and generating templates

General Structure Overview

The core object of eo-grow is the Pipeline. Each pipeline has a run_procedure method, which is executed after the pipeline is set up. By default the run_procedure executes an EOWorkflow which is built by the (user-defined) build_workflow method.

Each pipeline is linked to so called managers:

  • StorageManager handles loading and saving of files
  • AreaManager defines the area of interest and how it should be split into EOPatches
  • EOPatchManager takes care of listing eopatches and handling their storage details
  • LoggingManager provides control over logging


Managers and pipelines usually require a large amount of parameters (setting storage paths, configuring log parameters, etc.), which are provided in .json configuration files. Each eo-grow object contains a special Schema class, which is a pydantic model describing the parameters of the object. Config files are then validated before execution to catch issues early. Templates for config files can be generated with the eogrow-template CLI command.

To make config files easier to write eo-grow uses a simple config language that supports importing other configs, variables, and more.


PyPi distribution

Unavailable until eo-learn 1.0.0 release.

The eo-grow package requires Python version >= 3.8 and can be installed with

pip install eo-grow

Command Line Interface

Running pipelines is easiest by using the CLI provided by eo-grow. For all options use the --help flag with each command.

  • eogrow <config> executes the pipeline defined in the <config> file
  • eogrow-validate <config> only performs validation of the <config> file
  • eogrow-test <config> initializes the pipeline/object but does not run it. Useful for testing if managers are set correctly or for generating area-split grids
  • eogrow-ray <cluster> <config> executes the pipeline defined in <config> on the active Ray cluster defined by the <cluster> file
  • eogrow-template <import path> <template> generates a template config for the object specified by the <import path> and saves it to the <template> file (or outputs it directly if <template> is not provided)


Explanatory examples can be found here.

More details on the config language used by eo-grow can be found here.

Questions and Issues

Feel free to ask questions about the package and its use cases at Sentinel Hub forum or raise an issue on GitHub.




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