Sentinel Hub services currently support all of the following data sources, which include freely available and commercial satellites, digital elevation model and an option to bring your own data. Visit our Custom Script Repository to explore the available data visualizations (bands, composites, indices and more complex custom scripts). If you are interested in how custom visualizations are made and how you can make them yourself, you can use custom processing scripts.
For more information about the following datasets, visit our Process API documentation.
Sentinel-2 is carrying a multi-spectral imaging instrument (MSI), which is delivering high-resolution optical images for land monitoring, emergency response and security services, with a common purpose for land-cover and land-change detection maps, monitoring of vegetation and burned areas. The MSI provides a set of 13 spectral bands: 4 visible (10 m spatial resolution), 6 near infrared (20 m) and 3 shortwave infrared (60 m). Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B have 5 days revisit time. Their acquisitions are available in L1C and L2A processing modes, L2A being atmospherically corrected. Global L2A data are available since March 2017, with limited data covering Europe and Northern Africa available since 2015. The L2A Scene Classification Maps (SCL) are available as well. Visit our blog post to learn more about the difference between L2A and L1C, and see our documentation for the availability and more details: Sentinel-2 L1C and Sentinel-2 L2A.Configurator: SH Dashboard
The Sentinel-1 imagery is provided by two polar-orbiting satellites, operating day and night performing C-band synthetic aperture radar imaging, enabling them to acquire imagery regardless of the weather. Main applications are for monitoring sea ice, oil spills, marine winds, waves & currents, land-use change, land deformation among others, and to respond to emergencies such as floods and earthquakes. The identical satellites orbit Earth 180° apart and at an altitude of almost 700 km, offering a global revisit time of 6-12 days depending on the area (check the observation scenario). Sentinel-1’s radar can operate in four modes. The spatial resolution depends on the mode: approx. 5 m x 20 m for IW mode and approx. 20 m x 40 m for EW mode. The data is available since October 2014. See our documentation for details.Configurator: SH Dashboard
Sentinel-3 is a low Earth-orbit moderate size satellite compatible with small launchers including VEGA and ROCKOT. The main objective of the mission is to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface color with high accuracy and reliability to support ocean forecasting systems, environmental monitoring and climate monitoring. The Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) provides a set of 21 bands ranging from the visible to the near infrared light (400 nm < λ< 1020 nm). The Sea and Land Surface Temperature Instrument (SLSTR) provides a set of 11 bands ranging from visible-near infrared to thermal infrared light (554.27 nm < λ< 10854 nm) The Sentinel-3 has less than 2 days revisit time and provides imagery in 300 m spatial resolution for OLCI and 500-1000 m resolution for SLSTR. Its data is available since May 2016. Sentinel-3 OLCI instrument ensures continuity of the ENVISAT MERIS.
Sentinel-5P provides atmospheric measurements, relating to air quality, climate forcing, ozone and UV radiation. Its data is used for monitoring the concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) in the air as well as UV aerosol index (AER_AI) and different geophysical parameters of clouds (CLOUD). EO Browser serves level-2 geophysical products. The TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) on board of the satellite operates in the ultraviolet to shortwave infrared range with 7 different spectral bands: UV-1 (270-300nm), UV-2 (300-370nm), VIS (370-500nm), NIR-1 (685-710nm), NIR-2 (755-773nm), SWIR-1 (1590-1675nm) and SWIR-3 (2305-2385nm). Its spatial resolution is below 8km for wavelengths above 300nm and below 50km for wavelength below 300nm. Data is available since April 2018 with one day revisit time. It covers latitudes from > 7° to < -7°, with better than 95 % coverage for latitudes in the interval [-7°, 7°].). Read our blog post on measuring Air Pollution from space to learn more about the usefulness of Sentinel-5P and visit our documentation to read more about S5P and the available data products.
The Landsat program is the longest running enterprise for acquisition of Earth's satellite imagery, running from 1972. The most recent, Landsat 8, was launched on February 11, 2013. The images provide a unique resource for global change research and applications in agriculture, cartography, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education. Landsat 8 data has eight spectral bands with spatial resolutions of 30 m - exceptions are thermal band with resolution of 120 m and panchromatic band with 15 m. The revisit time of each, Landsat 7 and Landsat 8, is 16 days, with the two spacecrafts offset so that either one or the other revisits the same spot every 8 days. There are different sensors on board of each satellite; Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on board of Landsat 8, Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) on board of Landsat 7 and Thematic Mapper (TM) on board of Landsat 5. Data is available for Europe and North Africa since 1984 (Landsat 5, 7 and 8), with a global archive available since February 2013 (Landsat 8 - USGS). See our documentation on Landsat 8 here.
Landsat 8: USGS archive
Configurator: SH Dashboard
Process API entry point: https://services-uswest2.sentinel-hub.com/api/v1/process
WMS entry point: https://services-uswest2.sentinel-hub.com/ogc/wms/
Landsat 5, 7, 8: ESA archive
Configurator: WMS Configurator
WMS entry point: https://eocloud.sentinel-hub.com/ogc/wms/
(Contact us to create an account at eocloud entry point.)
Planet Labs, Inc. designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites called Doves that are delivered into orbit as passengers on other rocket launch missions. Each Dove Earth observation satellite continuously scans the Earth, sending data once it passes over a ground station. Together, Doves form a satellite constellation that provides a complete image of the Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution. The images gathered by Doves provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response. Contact us for on demand access. If you're interested in getting free commercial data for research purposes, apply for ESA sponsorship.
The purpose of the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) is primarily, to aid in Ocean Colour Observations, and secondary, to aid the understanding of the atmospheric parameters associated with clouds, water vapour and aerosols. Additionally, it is useful for land surface parameters, in particular, vegetation processes. It monitors changes of oceans (phytoplankton, yellow substance, suspended matter), atmosphere (water vapour, CO2, clouds, aerosols), and land (vegetation index, global coverage, moisture etc.). MERIS has a high spectral and radiometric resolution and a dual spatial resolution. It acquires 15 spectral bands, which can be programmed in their width and position. The data is available from June 2002 to April 2012. It has 3 days revisit time.
Spatial Resolution: Full 260 m resolution across track and 290 m along track. Reduced resolution of 1040 m across track and 1160 m along track.Configurator: WMS Configurator
DEM is a 3D representation of the terrain's surface created from terrain elevation data. It can be used for terrain analysis and orthorectification, which helps improve the accuracy of satellite imagery. With DEM, you are able to measure and analyze your area of interest or integrate data into a 3D application as a terrain data source. Sentinel Hub is using MapZen's DEM, available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) in US. This dataset is based on SRTM30 (30 m resolution) but is in several places improved with local datasets. It is static and does not depend on the date (the values are updating as MapZen is improving the dataset). Read more about how to explore the DEM dataset, and see our API documentation for details.Configurator: SH Dashboard
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) MCD43A4, version 6 dataset, is updated daily and provides the 500 m NBAR (Nadir Bidirectional reflectance distribution function Adjusted Reflectance) data of MODIS "land" bands 1-7. NBAR data for a specific date is estimated based on 16 day retrieval period both from the Aqua and Terra sensors. As many data products derived from MODIS observations describe features of the land, oceans and the atmosphere, they can be used for studies of processes and trends on either local or global scale. They come in 250 m spatial resolution (bands 1-2), 500 m (bands 3-7) and 1000 m resolution (bands 8-36). Data is available since February 2000.Configurator: SH Dashboard
Currently, the available commercial satellite data are PlanetScope by Planet, and, provided by Airbus, Pleiades and Spot. They offer global daily data in high spatial resolution of 6 meters (Spot), 3 meters (PlanetScope) and 2 meters (Pleiades) for RGB and NIR channels, Pleiades additionally offering a panchromatic band in 0.5 meter resolution, with Spot panchromatic band having 1.5 m resolution. After the purchase, data is provided through the Sentinel Hub OGC services with all the added value features, including temporal comparison. Read our blog post on commercial data to get a better idea of the value these datasets can provide. More information on how to import the data! If you're interested in getting free commercial data for research purposes, apply for ESA sponsorship.
Sentinel Hub allows you to access your own data stored in your S3 bucket with the powerful Sentinel Hub API. Since data remains on your bucket, you keep full control over it. This functionality requires no replication of data and allows you to exercise full power of the Sentinel Hub service including Custom algorithms. More information here!