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Posted on November 5th, 2019

Image Hunter Updates – Hyperspectral OHS is Live! UTC Times for Tons More Satellites!

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 46 sensors/datasets and 16 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 November 2019 Improvement(s)

It has been a busy month behind the scenes of Image Hunter! First we release a ton of bugs back outside and added a slew of features as you will see in the list below – including UTC collection times for a bunch of our satellites. We also welcomed our 46th satellite system this month, i.e. Orbita Hyperspectral Satellite (OHS), which is a constellation of 8 microsats that collect 10-meter, 32-band hyperspectral imagery! We have a few more satellites to add to Image Hunter over the coming weeks so stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, here is a list of the changes we made to the system in the past month:

  • Added our 46th satellite system, 10-meter 32-band hyperspectral OHS.
  • SkySat and PlanetScope now both load in persistent search links – though big lists can take some time.
  • Improved backend handling of Airbus updates.
  • Discovered missing Hexagon coverage in the EU, sorry Alec!
  • Turned off Vricon DEMs in default imagery searches.
  • Removed the refresh preview option for IKONOS.
  • Added UTC collection times for TripleSat and KOMPSAT-2/3/3A.
  • Included the maximum and minimum resolutions for QuickBird, GeoEye-1 and WorldView-1/2/3/4 in the image info modal.
  • Changed the logged-in button text to save room in the header.
  • Fixed a bug with the gazetteer that picked the wrong location from a list – thanks Dacian!
  • Added the ability to search for PlanetScope and SkySat image IDs.
  • Previews for PlanetScope and SkySat images now load in the image info model and the Review/Save screen.
  • Improved hover tool tips.
  • Refreshed the FORMOSAT-2/5 databases.

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 last 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
  • EROS B
  • 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!)
  • 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
  • Orbita Hyperspectral Satellite (OHS)

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 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 or (303) 993-3863.

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