Open Data Cube Core

The Open Data Cube Core provides an integrated gridded data analysis environment for decades of analysis ready earth observation satellite and related data from multiple satellite and other acquisition systems.



  • PostgreSQL 9.5+
  • Python 3.6+

Developer setup

  1. Clone:

  2. Create a Python environment for using the ODC. We recommend conda as the easiest way to handle Python dependencies.

    conda create -n odc -c conda-forge python=3.6 datacube pre_commit
    conda activate odc

  3. Install a develop version of datacube-core.

    cd datacube-core
    pip install --upgrade -e .

  4. Install the pre-commit hooks to help follow ODC coding conventions when committing with git.

    pre-commit install

  5. Run unit tests + PyLint ./

    (this script approximates what is run by Travis. You can alternatively run pytest yourself). Some test dependencies may need to be installed, attempt to install these using:

    pip install --upgrade -e '.[test]'

    If install for these fails please lodge them as issues.

  6. (or) Run all tests, including integration tests.

    ./ integration_tests

    • Assumes a password-less Postgres database running on localhost called


    • Otherwise copy integration_tests/agdcintegration.conf to ~/.datacube_integration.conf and edit to customise.

Alternatively one can use the opendatacube/datacube-tests docker image to run tests. This docker includes database server pre-configured for running integration tests. Add --with-docker command line option as a first argument to ./ script.

./ --with-docker integration_tests

Developer setup on Ubuntu

Building a Python virtual environment on Ubuntu suitable for development work.

Install dependencies:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y \
  autoconf automake build-essential make cmake \
  graphviz \
  python3-venv \
  python3-dev \
  libpq-dev \
  libyaml-dev \
  libnetcdf-dev \

Build the python virtual environment:

pyenv="${HOME}/.envs/odc"  # Change to suit your needs
mkdir -p "${pyenv}"
python3 -m venv "${pyenv}"
source "${pyenv}/bin/activate"
pip install -U pip wheel cython numpy
pip install -e '.[dev]'
pip install flake8 mypy pylint autoflake black