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Features

Benefits

Single point of access

The Earth on Demand imagery portal allows access to a variety of EO data sources, so you only have one place to go to build your query

Up-to-date imagery

Because our data refresh is limited only by the underlying satellite, we can offer near-real-time (< 5 day old) data across the globe

Widely usable

With multiple output formats, we can help everyone from business analysts to data scientists to unlock insights from EO data

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What can I do with satellite image data?

What do these buttons do?

How do I search for imagery?

How do I know which platform/satellite operator to choose?

How do I download a single natural color image?

How can I export my query results into a Jupyter notebook?

What can I do with satellite image data?

Earth Observing satellite image data can prove useful for a variety of purposes, from estimating oil inventories and counting cars to understanding our planet and combating climate change.

Experienced remote sensing scientists understand that the spectral richness and massive scale of this data make it a treasure trove for machine learning algorithms. New-to-EO users, who may have less experience with remote sensing and/or data science, can imagine the power of observing the surface of the globe from a birds-eye-view in near-real-time, bolstered by the ability to search through the years to watch the world change over time.

With Earth OnDemand, we set out to serve everyone who wants to better understand our planet. We offer support for experienced scientists via our Jupyter Notebook export, and we provide natural color images for new-to-EO users with a burgeoning interest in watching our planet change.

What do these buttons do?

Screenshot of Earth OnDemand platform showing preview tiles and details of data selections after search query

How do I know which platform/satellite operator to choose?

Earth OnDemand provides a one-stop-shop to access the latest imagery and historical archives of multiple satellite operators. For our current beta, we offer access to the below public (free) providers:

Satellite Operated By Launch Year Resolution Revisit Rate Bands
MODIS NASA 2002 250m 1-2 days 36
Landsat NASA, USGS 2013 15m 10-20 days 11
Sentinel ESA 2015 10m 2-10 days 13

Each operator offers unique advantages. For some analyses, robust spectral information (e.g. satellite measurements of non-visible light) can be the most useful; in this case MODIS would likely be the best candidate. In other analyses, Sentinel’s granular 10m resolution could be best. Thus, the choice of provider will ultimately depend on the type of analysis being performed. In these cases, cost is not a factor, as this data (both current imagery and historical archives) are publicly available.

How do I download a single natural color image?

Screenshot of Earth OnDemand platform showing preview tiles and details of data selections after search query
  1. Specify the date range you’re interested in
  2. Filter out imagery results that might cloud your analysis
  3. Navigate to a location and zoom in

How can I export my query results into a Jupyter notebook?

Screenshot of Earth OnDemand platform showing preview tiles and details of data selections after search query
  1. Click on the Download Results in a Jupyter Notebook button. This will download a notebook pre-populated with code to query your selected provider for the imagery for which you searched
  2. Click on the Download Results in a CSV button. This will return an indexed directory of links to the band-specific images for the dates, times, and Area of Interest for your search
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