Image Hunter Updates – Preview Fixes - Apollo Mapping
Posted on February 6th, 2024

Image Hunter Updates – Preview Fixes

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 59 sensors/datasets and 19 vendors, our database contains more than 117-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 WorldView-3, Pléiades 1, PlanetScope, SuperView-1 and many 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 Improvement(s) From The Past Month

In the past month, we put a major effort into fixing the accuracy of image previews for both Maxar and Airbus data. We have also finally started adding in the first of it’s kind dataset for Image Hunter, with an expectation it will be done by mid-February, stay tuned for more details there! 

Here is a summary of the changes/improvements we made to Image Hunter during the past month:

  • Improved the handling of skewed previews for all Airbus and Maxar imagery. Sometimes you will find a few previews that have not been fixed; in that case, press on the green ‘I’ button for the date in question, then press Refresh Preview – that should fix the issue right up!
  • Solved a black fill issue with Airbus and Maxar previews that impacted their accuracy.
  • If you searched for multiple IDs, sometimes it caused an error – it shouldn’t anymore.
  • IKONOS disappeared for a bit, we hunted it down and added it back into Image Hunter (thanks Laurent for that tip!).

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 and Neo, 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
  • Pléiades Neo constellation
  • GEOSAT-1
  • GEOSAT-2
  • TripleSat
  • BJ3A
  • SPOT 1 to 7 constellation
  • RapidEye
  • GaoFen-2
  • GaoFen-1
  • ZiYuan-3 01/02 (mono and stereo!)
  • FORMOSAT-5
  • FORMOSAT-2
  • ALOS PRISM (stereo)
  • AW3D Standard (DEM)
  • SkySat constellation
  • PlanetScope constellation (including 5-band SuperDove data)
  • SuperView-1 constellation
  • SuperView-2
  • SuperView NEO-1 01/02
  • Landsat 1-8
  • TeLEOS-1
  • Hexagon (HxGN Content Program aerial imagery) imagery + DEM
  • WorldDEM
  • WorldDEM Neo
  • Vricon DEMs
  • Orbita Hyperspectral Satellite (OHS)
  • KazEOSat-1
  • KazEOSat-2
  • Jilin-1 Optical
  • Jilin-1 Video (including nighttime imagery)
  • Jilin-1 GF/DP
  • Jillin-1 KF
  • Orbita Video Satellites-1/2/3 (OVS-1/2/3)
  • BlackSky Global series

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 19 data providers and 56 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 sales@apollomapping.com or (303) 993-3863.

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