Posted on July 9th, 2019

Image Hunter Updates – 50-cm Vricon DEMs Are Live!

If you are searching for medium and high-resolution satellite imagery, the search is over as Image Hunter is the solution you’ve been looking for! Featuring satellite and aerial imagery as well as digital elevation models (DEMs) from a constantly expanding list of 40+ sensors/datasets and 15 vendors, our database contains more than 64-million images/records meaning there is just no other website out there with this breadth of commercial data products. Our interface is slim-lined and modern, loading quickly on all platforms, browsers and operating systems. Further, our database is updated multiple times an hour with the most recent images collected by Maxar-DigitalGlobe, Airbus, Planet and more so you are sure to get the most current view of all the imagery and DEM databases we work with. Once you submit your request, an Apollo Mapping representative will be in touch within 4 Colorado business hours to get you the pricing information you need for your project.

So why wait? Give Image Hunter a try now to find the imagery and/or DEM data you need for your next mapping project!

Key July 2019 Improvement(s)

We have been very busy this month improving Image Hunter and even expanding the database to include our 43rd and 44th satellite-imagery derived datasets! This time we added in 50-centimeter (yep you read that correct!) digital elevation models (DEMs) created by Vricon. These high-quality 50-cm DEMs are offered as digital surface models (DSMs) and digital terrain models (DTMs), and as an added bonus no ground control points are required to create these models!

Here is a list of the major (and a few minor) changes we made to Image Hunter in the past month:

  • We added about 14 million square kilometers of 50-cm Vricon DEM coverage.
  • Improved the stability and usability of the new login system.
  • Worked with SpaceWill to restore ZY3, GF1/2 and SV1 updates and previews – it was an AWS issue on their side.
  • Brought back SkySat previews as they we down for an unknown amount of time.
  • Made sure that persistent URLs update throughout a search session.
  • Image Hunter URLs are now dynamic so they will change when you save your search session.
  • Persistent URLs will save layer order too.
  • Fixed preview updates for Airbus and DigitalGlobe-Maxar images as we were missing a few previews.
  • Made Hexagon footprints more exact
  • Added collection date range to WorldDEM search results.

Data Alert – An Automated Daily Imagery Search

Have you checked out Data Alert which lets you define an area of interest anywhere around the globe, the resolution your project requires and the number of months we should keep the alert active? Once an alert is set up, we check for new data over your area of interest every single day, and send you an email when we find coverage that meets your specifications. We have a short YouTube video with directions to set up a Data Alert, check out the second video; and we have written directions for Data Alert here.

The Sensors Available in Image Hunter

As you might have seen in past articles, we now feature hourly updates (seriously!) of GaoFen 1/2, GeoEye-1, KOMPSAT 2/3/3A, Pléiades 1, SPOT 6/7, SuperView-1, TripleSAT, WorldView-1/2/3/4 and ZiYuan-3!

Image Hunter can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is a one-stop shop for every major source of medium and high-resolution satellite (and aerial!) imagery on the market today, including:

  • Worldview-4
  • WorldView-3
  • WorldView-2
  • WorldView-1
  • QuickBird
  • GeoEye-1
  • IKONOS
  • EROS B
  • KOMPSAT-3A
  • KOMPSAT-3
  • KOMPSAT-2
  • Pléiades 1 constellation
  • Deimos-1
  • Deimos-2
  • TripleSat
  • SPOT 1 to 7 constellation
  • RapidEye
  • GaoFen-2
  • GaoFen-1
  • ZiYuan-3 01/02 (mono and stereo!)
  • Formosat-2
  • ALOS PRISM (stereo)
  • AW3D Standard (DEM)
  • SkySat constellation
  • PlanetScope constellation
  • SuperView-1 constellation
  • Landsat 1-8
  • TeLEOS-1
  • Hexagon (HxGN Content Program aerial imagery)
  • WorldDEM
  • Vricon DEMs

Key Features of Image Hunter

If any of our readers have struggled with other geospatial search engines that are clunky, only query one data source and/or do not provide image previews, then Image Hunter is the solution to your woes as it features:

  • Online browsing of satellite and aerial imagery from 15 data providers and 44 satellite and aerial imagery derived datasets.
  • Near-instantaneous loading of low-resolution preview imagery with collection date, cloud cover and other key metadata.
  • The ability to define your area of interest by address, coordinates, geometric shape or shapefile/KMZ.
  • A responsive basemap with street names to provide spatial context when discovering data as well as crowd-sourced updates for the most accurate map possible.
  • Exports of the area of interest you create as well as the scenes you select in shapefile or KMZ format.
  • Support for all operating systems, and not just our friends with Windows machines!

Image Hunter can be accessed here all-day and all-night, we are excited to find out what you think about our imagery search engine! So if you have any ideas and/or feedback to improve Image Hunter, please let us know at sales@apollomapping.com or (303) 993-3863.

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