MSG Toolbox is a free software intended to prepare operational LSA-SAF products for further analysis and use in GIS and Remote Sensing software.
A variety of operational products, derived from MSG, are produced by the LSA-SAF partners and distributed via the web and FTP sites as well as by the EUMETCast satellite broadcast. The distributed products are usually in the form of bz2 compressed archives that consist of one or more data files in HDF5 format.
MSG Toolbox is a software intended to prepare operational LSA-SAF products for further analysis and use in GIS and Remote Sensing software, in particular by preparing temporal composites (e.g. deriving daily values from 15min/30min/hourly products) and/or by remapping to geographic lat/lon coordinate system and also by reformatting to more widely used file formats such as IDL-ENVI, GeoTIFF or ILWIS.
After LSA SAF-MSG system upgrade (November 2015) LSA SAF products can be found both in 4 geographical regions (Euro, NAfr, SAfr, SAme) and/or on one single area covering the 4 regions (MSG-Disk). MSG Toolbox v2.0 is able to process any of these files.
The utility is intended for all users of operational LSA-SAF products derived from Meteosat Second Generation (MSG), in particular those facing issues with reading or preparing the products for further processing, analysis or visualization. As it facilitates the integration into other GIS and Remote Sensing (RS) software, it is recommended that users have at least a basic understanding of GIS or Remote Sensing techniques.