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How to Create Your First Project: Consider the Starting Date
How to Create Your First Project: Consider the Starting Date
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Written by Laura Cassone
Updated over a week ago

When creating a project on Orbify, it's crucial to consider the starting date, as it can impact the functionality of various components. While some components are designed to display data for all years regardless of the input date, others rely on specific starting dates and may fail if incompatible. In this article, we'll delve into the importance of the project start date in Orbify and how it influences component behavior, particularly concerning data availability.

Navigating Component Dependencies

When selecting a project start date in Orbify, you should be aware of the following considerations:

  • Component Functionality: Different components within Orbify may have varying dependencies on the project start date. While some components are designed to provide data for all years, others rely on specific start dates to retrieve and display relevant information accurately.

  • Data Availability: The availability of data for a given project start date depends on the component's underlying data sources. For instance, components derived from Sentinel-2 data may only be available since 2018, limiting data access for earlier project start dates.

  • Component Compatibility: Users should ensure that the selected project start date aligns with the compatibility requirements of the components they intend to use. Choosing an incompatible start date may result in errors or inaccuracies in data visualization and analysis.

  • Historical Data: Certain components in Orbify offer historical data spanning back several years, allowing users to analyze long-term trends and patterns. However, users should verify the availability of historical data for their selected project start date to ensure accurate analysis and interpretation.

If you encounter any issues regarding dates related to components, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.


The project start date serves as a critical parameter in Orbify, influencing the data displayed by various components. Depending on the component's design and data source, the project start date can determine the availability and accuracy of displayed information. Understanding this dependency is essential for users to effectively utilize Orbify's features and access relevant data for their projects.

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