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High-quality data collected by the RapidEye satellites (from October 2013 onward) and Dove satellites (from August 2015 onward), is available. New data gathered by our satellites will be available under the CC-BY-SA license two weeks after acquisition. To access same-day datasets, imagery outside of California, or to use data under full commercial licensing, contact our Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landsat 8 and Copernicus Sentinel-2 data are also available via the Open California Program. These data sets are freely available from NASA/USGS and ESA respectively and the data are offered in the Open California program with a 24-48 time delay from time of capture.
Data is available in 'scenes', or single images as taken by a satellite. Our Visual scenes have a color curve applied; they're immediately usable, intended for visual analysis and display applications. Our Analytic scenes contain the full spectral information from the satellite, for deeper analysis. You'll also get access to a set of mosaics: browsable, pixel-by-pixel composites of our highest-quality California data. Both scenes and mosaics are available as geotiffs through our GeoJSON REST API and as png or jpeg tiles through our tile server.
Landsat 8 data are redistributed through our platform as the original geotiff and metadata files provided by the USGS. Copernicus Sentinel-2 data are redistributed as the original jpeg2000 and metadata files provided by the ESA.
We currently limit the amount of data to 2GB per day for each user, mostly for bandwidth considerations. If you have a compelling use case that needs bulk access, please get in touch.
You will have access to California imagery collected since October 2013, along with newer data we collect at a two-week delay. Same-day imagery will not be available.
Landsat 8 data will be available from April 2013 onward. Sentinel-2 data will be available from September 2015 onward.
Yes. We are working to make sure there is appropriate license compatibility, but our intent is for this data to be useful for OSM.
Planet’s Open data is part of our Open Regions initiative; and it is part of our commitment to using satellite imagery for positive impact, while encouraging broader platform adoption.
Planet will evaluate Open California's success annually. We believe that the Open California dataset will spur relevant, meaningful use-cases and applications and drive innovation in the geospatial marketplace.