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Azure guidance please

Hi there,

I just started with this, but am badly stuck already, specifically in trying to get the MODIS data. I’ve worked with satellite data before, specifically sentinel which I could obtain via git, but here even MODIS seems to be easier to get directly from the source rather than from Azure / Microsoft.

However, looking at the Approved data access location links it seems you require access through Azure. I’m struggling as a lot of the guidance is pretty general. For example, I can access data just fine using this URL

https://modissa.blob.core.windows.net/modis-006/sn_bound_10deg.txt

but, if I try to run your sample modis notebook, it tells me there is no ContainerClient in this line of code.

from azure.storage.blob import ContainerClient

I’m running this locally after installing azure-storage-blob, but it seems you have to run this directly on the Azure ML platform in stead?

I do not really know Azure, and I think clarity here will really unlock the thing for me and address a lot of my problems - can you do this locally and, if not, what specific Azure accounts do you require?

From my struggles it seems like ML + Storage accounts are what you need but any guidance here will be greatly appreciated.

TIA

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