We are pleased to announce the integration of Landsat 8 and Copernicus Sentinel-2 data into our data pipeline and software platform. As of today, researchers, developers, and commercial users can access four unique satellite imagery datasets through the Planet Platform:
- PlanetScope: RGB and NIR bands (3.7m spatial resolution), captured by Planet’s Dove constellation
- RapidEye: RGB, NIR and red edge bands (6.5m spatial resolution), captured by Planet’s RapidEye constellation
- Sentinel-2: 13 spectral bands – RGB and NIR bands (10m); six red edge and shortwave infrared bands (20m); three atmospheric correction bands (60m spatial resolution)
- Landsat 8: 11 spectral bands – Panchromatic band (15m); eight visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, and atmospheric correction bands (20m); two thermal infrared bands (100m spatial resolution)
Landsat 8 tiles populate the Planet Explorer.
Ingesting this data was no easy task. We’d like to extend a special thanks to USGS and ESA who have generously made Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 data publicly available, and to AWS and Google as well, for hosting the imagery.
We firmly believe that more accessible data can help decision makers take smarter, faster action, and we’re excited to see new and meaningful applications built from this collection of datasets.