Place an order

Place archive orders through the console.


Overview

You can place an order for a given AOI of an archive image using the following steps:

  1. Search for a collection.
  2. Add a collection to the cart.

You can also place an order using the API.

Search for a collection

  1. Go to Catalog icon Catalog.
  2. To see all collections that intersect with your AOI, create it in one of the following ways:
    • Upload it. Click Upload icon in the Search location bar to upload your AOI.
    • Draw it. Click Draw polygon icon on the top right to draw your AOI. The minimum AOI size is 0.1 km2.
  3. Set up filters.
FiltersDescription
DateAn acquisition date range.
Maximum Cloud CoverageFor optical collections — the maximum percentage of clouds covering an image.
Data CollectionData products included in the search.

Add a collection to the cart

  1. Select a collection. Note data delivery time, 10 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  2. Analyze the low-resolution scene preview to evaluate the overall cloud cover. You will only be charged for the segment that intersects with your AOI, not the whole scene.
  3. Choose an image type, one or several, and click Add to Cart.
  4. Click Checkout. You won't be charged at this step.
  5. Check the order summary and click Order for [the amount of] Credits.

If you have enough credits, then the stated amount will be deducted from your balance. If the order fails, the credits will be returned to your balance.

Analytic and display types of images

TripleSat collection

Images from TripleSat are only delivered in analytic configuration. They differ in bit depths, 8 or 16 bits. These images aren't orthorectified or atmospherically corrected.

TripleSat analytic images are:

  • Georectified — put into the WGS84 coordinate system.
  • Radiometrically corrected — radiometric issues, such as stripe noise, are eliminated through basic preprocessing.
  • Sensor corrected — sensor noise, modifications, and lens distortion are removed from them.

Analytic TripleSat images provide a geolocation accuracy of under 20 m CE90 at nadir. The CE90 standard implies that at least 90% of the points captured will fall within <20 m from the targeted point.

If you order a TripleSat analytic image, you will receive 2 files:

  • A 4-band multispectral image that includes RGB and NIR bands.
  • A panchromatic image that combines all three RGB bands to provide a better spatial resolution.

Pléiades Neo, Pléiades, and SPOT 6/7 collections

Images in these datasets are orthorectified, which means sensor motion and terrain distortions are removed from them. Both analytic and display images are corrected for systematic atmospheric effects — for example, bluish effects — but display images also have a true color curve applied to optimize the visual quality of an image.

Analytic images have a more stable contrast and can be used to extract physical properties, such as radiance or reflectance — for example, in vegetation health monitoring. Also, they're more suitable for time series analysis. Display images look better visually and can be used to extract features — for example, in car detection or infrastructure monitoring.

If you order an analytic image, you will receive 2 files:

  • A 4-band multispectral image that includes RGB and NIR bands.
  • A panchromatic image that combines all three RGB bands to provide a better spatial resolution.

In a display image, panchromatic and multispectral images are combined into one.

CharacteristicAnalyticDisplay
Bit depth for the GeoTIFF/JPEG 2000 outputs16 bits/12 bits8 bits for both
Bands combination2 files: panchromatic and 4-band multispectral1 file: 4-band pansharpened
Radiometric correctionFor systematic atmospheric effectsA true color curve applied on top of atmospheric correction
Analytic panchromatic
Analytic panchromatic
Analytic multispectral
Analytic multispectral
Display pansharpened
Display pansharpened