The PlanetScope Analytic Ortho Tile product is orthorectified, multispectral data from the satellite constellation. Analytic products are calibrated multispectral imagery products that have been processed to allow analysts to derive information products for data science and analytics. This product is designed for a wide variety of applications that require imagery with an accurate geolocation and cartographic projection. It has been processed to remove distortions caused by terrain and can be used for many data science and analytic applications. It eliminates the perspective effect on the ground (not on buildings), restoring the geometry of a vertical shot. The orthorectified visual imagery is optimal for value-added image processing including vegetation indices, land cover classifications, etc. In addition to orthorectification, the imagery has radiometric corrections applied to correct for any sensor artifacts and transformation to at- sensor radiance.

Product AttributeDescription
Information Content
Analytic Bands4-band multispectral image (blue, green, red, near-infrared)
Ground Sample Distance3.7 m (at reference altitude 475 km)
Pixel Size (orthorectified)3.125 m
Bit Depth16-bit
Geometric CorrectionsSensor-related effects are corrected using sensor telemetry and a sensor model, bands are co-registered, and spacecraft-related effects are corrected using attitude telemetry and best available ephemeris data. Orthorectified using GCPs and fine DEMs (30 m to 90 m posting) to <10 m RMSE positional accuracy.
Positional AccuracyLess than 10 m RMSE
Radiometric Calibration AccuracyInitial availability
  • No correction applied
  • Pixel values are digital numbers