Posted on August 3rd, 2021

8-band PlanetScope Imagery Now Available and Searchable in Image Hunter!

Starting immediately, we are excited to announce that all 3-meter (m) PlanetScope imagery collected by SuperDoves is now available as an 8-band product! 8-band PlanetScope imagery includes red edge which can be used to create more accurate plant health assessments; as well as coastal blue for improved benthic clarity in support of bathymetric mapping applications. Specifically, 3-m 8-band PlanetScope imagery is delivered with the following bands:

A color 3-meter PlanetScope image collected over Fiery Cross on April 16, 2021. This image has been processed by Apollo Mapping to improve colors and clarity. (Image Courtesy: Planet)
  1. Coastal blue
  2. Blue
  3. Green I
  4. Green II
  5. Yellow
  6. Red
  7. Red edge
  8. NIR

As an added bonus, all archived SuperDove imagery collected since 2019 with the PSB.SD instrument type can now be delivered as an 8-band product; and even has the same cost as 4-band and 5-band data at just $1.80 per square kilometer (sq km) with a 250 sq km minimum order.

We do have an important note about 5-band and 8-band PlanetScope imagery for our readers. At this time, 5-band PlanetScope imagery is only offered as an OrthoTile product; while 8-band PlanetScope imagery is only offered as a Scene. Further, the 5-band product offers a more traditional set of spectral bands with blue, green, red, red edge and NIR; versus the 8-band product which divides green into two bands. So for most users, the 5-band product type will be easier to work with given its traditional green band.

Oh, and of course, you can search for 8-band 3-m PlanetScope Scenes at any time with Image Hunter! Additional 8-band specifications can be found on our website here and a new 8-band sample has been added to our free imagery download page.

If you have any additional questions about 3-m 8-band PlanetScope imagery, send us an email at [email protected].

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