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The PlanetScope Level 1B Basic Scene and Level 3B Ortho Scene full archive products are available as part of Planet imagery offer.

The PlanetScope Basic Scene product is a Scaled Top of Atmosphere Radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected product, without correction for any geometric distortions inherent in the imaging processes and is not mapped to a cartographic projection. The imagery data is accompanied by Rational Polynomial Coefficients (RPCs) to enable orthorectification by the user.

This kind of product is designed for users with advanced image processing and geometric correction capabilities.

 

Basic Scene Product Components and Format
Product Components
  • Image File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Metadata File (XML format)
  • Rational Polynomial Coefficients (XML format)
  • Thumbnail File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Unusable Data Mask UDM File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Usable Data Mask UDM2 File (GeoTIFF format)
Bands 3-band natural colour (red, green, blue) or 4-band multispectral
image (blue, green, red, near-infrared)
Ground Sampling Distance 3.7 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km)
Accuracy <10 m RMSE

 

The PlanetScope Ortho Scene product is radiometrically-, sensor- and geometrically- corrected and is projected to a cartographic map projection. The geometric correction uses fine Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) with a post spacing of between 30 and 90 metres.

Ortho Scene Product Components and Format
Product Components
  • Image File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Metadata File (XML format)
  • Thumbnail File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Unusable Data Mask UDM File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Usable Data Mask UDM2 File (GeoTIFF format)
Bands 3-band natural colour (red, green, blue)
Ground Sampling Distance 3.7 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km)
Projection UTM WGS84
Accuracy <10 m RMSE

 

PlanetScope Visual Ortho Scene product is orthorectified and color-corrected (using a colour curve) 3-band RGB Imagery. This correction attempts to optimise colours as seen by the human eye providing images as they would look if viewed from the perspective of the satellite

PlanetScope Analytic Ortho Scene product is orthorectified, 4-band BGRN Imagery with geometric, radiometric and atmospheric correction. This data is optimal for value-added image processing such as land cover classifications.

Visual & Analytic Ortho Product Components and Format
Product Components
  • Image File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Metadata File (XML format)
  • Thumbnail File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Unusable Data Mask UDM File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Usable Data Mask UDM2 File (GeoTIFF format)
Bands 3-band multispectral image (red, green, blue) or 4-band
multispectral image (blue, green, red, near-infrared)
Ground Sampling Distance 3.7 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km)
Projection UTM WGS84
Accuracy <10 m RMSE

 

The products are available as part of the Planet provision from RapidEye, Skysat and PlanetScope constellations. PlanetScope collection has worldwide coverage: The Planet Explorer Catalogue can be accessed (Planet registration requested) to discover and check the data readiness.

All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described into the Terms of Applicability available in Resources section.

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blue arrow DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 

84 N, -84 S, -180 W, 180 E

Temporal coverage:

2016-06-22 - present

Date of launch:
2016-06-22
Operators:
Planet
Mission status:
Ongoing
Orbit height:
475 km (reference)
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
25 km
Resolution:

Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)

Wavelengths: VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)

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level 1b, level 3, multiple,

blue arrow HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

The data distribution of this collection is "under assessment": the result of the projects performed under the announcement of opportunity is ongoing and once positively completed this collection will be opened to the user community for submission of new project applications.

blue arrow APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

READ T&C

blue arrow RESOURCES

Planet products
Catalogue
Planet Imagery Product Specifications
Product Specifications
Planet Explorer User Guide
User Manual
Planet Explorer Catalogue
Catalogue
Planet Terms of Applicability
Access Guide
Guidelines for the submission of Project Proposal
Data Access Information
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