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PlanetScope Full Archive

How To Access Data

Project Proposal (Restrained)

  1. Go to the ESA User Services Portal
  2. Register or log in to EO Sign In
  3. After logging in, complete and submit the form with your proposed use of the data
  4. The proposal will be evaluated by ESA, which normally takes between 4 and 6 weeks
  5. Upon successful evaluation, you will receive a confirmation email, which describes the amount of data to be provided, and details of how to order the data.
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The collection is open for research and application development projects only to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada) and in the European Commission Member States.

Data are available to order on demand upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.

ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be allowed to each project.

Availability of data can be checked through the Planet Explorer Catalogue, to anyone with an active Planet account.

Data distribution is based on Planet's Data Voucher, which defines a maximum limit of square kilometres that can be ordered and downloaded for a research project within 12 months after the project proposal is accepted (the duration is fixed and cannot be extended). Each Data Voucher includes PlanetScope tile view streaming access for a total of 20,000 tiles per calendar month during the project period.

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

If you need help with the proposal form, consult this guide on how to access data requiring a project proposal.

For further information about the EO Sign In Service you can visit TellUs.

Should you need support to prepare your proposal or access the data, please contact EOHelp.

Description

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

The Unrectified Asset: PlanetScope Basic Analytic Radiance (TOAR) 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)
Bands4-band multispectral image (blue, green, red, near-infrared) or 8-band (coastal-blue, blue, green I, green, yellow, red, Rededge, near-infrared)
Ground Sampling DistanceApproximate, satellite altitude dependent
Dove-C: 3.0 m-4.1 m
Dove-R: 3.0 m-4.1 m
SuperDove: 3.7 m-4.2 m
Accuracy<10 m RMSE

 

The Rectified assets: The PlanetScope Ortho Scene product is radiometrically-, sensor- and geometrically- corrected and is projected to a UTM/WGS84 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)
Bands3-band natural colour (red, green, blue) or 4-band multispectral image (blue, green, red, near-infrared) or 8-band (coastal-blue, blue, green I, green, yellow, red, RedEdge, near-infrared)
Ground Sampling DistanceApproximate, satellite altitude dependent
Dove-C: 3.0 m-4.1 m
Dove-R: 3.0 m-4.1 m
SuperDove: 3.7 m-4.2 m
ProjectionUTM WGS84
Accuracy<10 m RMSE

 

PlanetScope Ortho Scene product is available in the following: 

PlanetScope Visual Ortho Scene product is orthorectified and colour-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 Surface Reflectance product is orthorectified, 4-band BGRN or 8-band Coastal Blue, Blue, Green I, Green, Yellow, Red, RedEdge, NIR Imagery with geometric, radiometric and  corrected for surface reflection. This data is optimal for value-added image processing such as land cover classifications.

PlanetScope Analytic Ortho Scene Surface Reflectance product is orthorectified, 4-band BGRN or 8-band Coastal Blue, Blue, Green I, Green, Yellow, Red, RedEdge, NIR Imagery with geometric, radiometric and calibrated to top of atmosphere radiance.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage:
90 N, -90 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)

PROCESSING LEVEL

Level 1b, Level 3a, Level 3b

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Specific restrictions to the use of data may apply for TPMs according to the terms of applicability valid for each mission. Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions.

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