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Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 Data Now Available on the Planet Platform

On February 8, 2017, Planet announced the integration of Landsat 8 and Copernicus Sentinel-2 data into their data pipeline and software platform.

As of February 8, researchers, developers, and commercial users can access four unique satellite imagery datasets through the Planet Platform:

  • PlanetScope : RGB and NIR bands (3.7 m spatial resolution), captured by Planet’s Dove constellation
  • RapidEye : RGB, NIR and red edge bands (6.5 m spatial resolution), captured by Planet’s RapidEye constellation
  • Sentinel-2 : 13 spectral bands – RGB and NIR bands (10 m); six red edge and shortwave infrared bands (20 m); three atmospheric correction bands (60m spatial resolution)
  • Landsat 8 : 11 spectral bands – Panchromatic band (15 m); eight visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, and atmospheric correction bands (20 m); two thermal infrared bands (100 m spatial resolution)

Ingesting this data was no easy task. Planet would 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.

To explore each of these datasets you can sign up for a free Explorer account