Sentinel-2 Level 2 (GeoTIFF)

Provides Sentinel-2 imagery in GeoTIFF format.

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A data block that provides visually optimized Sentinel-2 images at processing Level-2A. These images are acquired by the twin constellation Sentinel-2A and 2B at a combined revisit rate of 5 days anywhere on the globe. The datasets are available starting with 2017.

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Sentinel-2 L2A Image
Sentinel-2 L2A Image

Technical information

Compatible blocks

  • Deforestation Mapping
  • EVI Calculator
  • NBR Calculator
  • NDVI Calculator
  • Super-resolution Sentinel-2

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Data providerSentinel Hub
Image typeOptical
Acquisition modeMono
Geometric processing levelOrtho
Radiometric processing levelBottom-of-Atmosphere corrected reflectance (Visual Product)
Revisit frequencyEvery 5 days (for Constellation)
Every 10 days (for each satellite)
Data availabilityMarch 2017-present (Europe)
December 2018-present (globally)
File formatGeoTIFF
Bit depth per pixel8-bit
Coordinate systemUTM zone of image location
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowNo

Spectral bands

Spectral bandSpatial resolution [m]
Band 1- Coastal Aerosol60
Band 2 - Blue10
Band 3 - Green10
Band 4 - Red10
Band 5 - Vegetation red edge20
Band 6 - Vegetation red edge20
Band 7 - Vegetation red edge20
Band 8 - NIR10
Band 8A - Narrow NIR20
Band 9 - Water vapour60
Band 10 - SWIR-Cirrus60
Band 11 - SWIR20
Band 12 - SWIR20


The data retrieved consists of image tiles that cover the AOI. This results in larger areas, which might affect the analytics of the following processing blocks.

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
time"2018-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"01.03.2017present"time": "2017-04-01T00:00:00+00:00/2017-04-30T23:59:59+00:00"
limit11n.a."limit": 80
zoom_level14320"zoom_level": 20
time_seriesnull01.03.2017present"time_series":["2020-03-27T00:00:00+00:00/2020-04-02T00:00:00+00:00", "2019-09-30T00:00:00+00:00/2019-10-05T00:00:00+00:00", "2017-09-12T00:00:00+00:00/2017-09-20T00:00:00+00:00"]
max_cloud_cover1000100"max_cloud_cover": 20
bbox/contains/intersectsnulln.a.n.a.Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.

The image metadata is returned by the Copernicus Open Access Hub.

For more information about the Sentinel-2 images, please refer to the User Guide.


Example based on a workflow created with the data block Sentinel-2 Level 2 (GeoTIFF):




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.