globe_bm_mega_200.gifThis has been a very exciting quarter! Sit back, scroll down and learn all about the perfect time-lapses of the Earth, new features available in Sentinel Hub, such as Sentinel-1 Radiometric Terrain Correction and Copernicus DEM models, EO Browser updates, next webinar, the winning scripts from our Custom Script Contest, and more.

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We processed the whole world of Sentinel-2 data
to make ML-friendly sandbox for you to play with.


Sentinel-1 Radiometric Terrain Correction

Analysis ready SAR data available on-the-fly

We have implemented the Radiometric Terrain Correction (RTC) - one of the preprocessing steps in generation of the CARD4L SAR products. The RTC can be enabled by setting GAMMA0_TERRAIN as the value of the backscatter coefficient in your OGC, Process API and Batch requests. Alternatively, select this in your layer configuration in the Sentinel Hub Dashboard. Check out our CARD4L Tool which enables you to generate CARD4L compatible products with just a few clicks. See our announcement for more information!


An example of the Sentinel-1 data with and without RTC, which is especially relevant for mountainous areas.


Digital Twin Sandbox Sentinel-2 Collection Available

Rapid prototyping of machine learning models on a global scale has never been easier

Model your algorithms globally with the publicly available yearly stack of data. The 120-meter resolution data is cloud free and harmonized, making the collection easy to use, regardless of whether you're an expert building large-scale machine learning models, or just an enthusiast observing global phenomena.


The mesmerizing breathing cycle of our Planet


Make the Perfect Time-Lapse of the Earth

A detailed guide on making animations from satellite imagery

Have you ever wanted to make a cool time-lapse of a certain location, but there were clouds in a way? Or the area was too large to process at once? Read our guide for creating animations from different data sources obtained via Sentinel Hub services and follow along with the provided Jupyter Notebook.


Yearly true-color timelapse of Africa for 2019.


Copernicus Digital Elevation Model

Explore two collections of Copernicus DEM - the GLO-30 and GLO-90 with 30m and 90m spatial resolution. A small subset of GLO-30 Public tiles are not yet released publicly by the Copernicus Programme. In such regions, the Sentinel Hub will return GLO-90 to ensure global coverage. The data is also available on AWS S3 bucket, in Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF. For SAR processing over Europe you can even make use of 10m resolution. We plan to make Copernicus DEM the default option for orthorectification and RTC, but you can always select MapZen as well.



EO Browser Updates

In addition to RTC and Copernicus DEM, we have also added VIIRS NOAA20 Corrected Reflectance, which holds visible and infrared imagery on a daily basis, to the GIBS layers. Spanish language support was added to English and Polish. German is coming very soon! The Sentinel-1 RTC layers can be found among the Sentinel-1 visualizations.



Multi-Temporal Scripts and Data Fusion Webinar

Register now and save the date!

You are warmly invited to our next live Sentinel Hub webinar on Multi-Temporal Scripts and Data Fusion, which will be held on February 25th at 14.00 CET (13.00 UTC). See the agenda and register here.


In the meantime, dive into your favorite topic and watch the recordings of our previous webinars on OGC API with QGIS integration, Sentinel Hub Process API, Commercial Data in Sentinel Hub, Custom Scripts, and more. Visit our Youtube Webinar Channel!


Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest Results

We are pleased to present the winning scripts of the third round of the Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest. Visit our Contest page for the results and read our guest blog posts by the winners for more details about each script. All participating scripts are also available in our Custom Script Repository.

🏆 REACTIV Script

REACTIV Script aims at displaying change detection highlights through the exploitation of SAR Temporal information, without any spatial estimation. Read all about it in a blog post by Thomas Di Martino.

🏆 Perceptually-Uniform Color Map Kit (PUCK)

PUCK is a set of visualization utilities that produce beautiful images designed for human perception from single-channel data (NDVI, spectral angle, etc.). For details see the blog post by Keenan Ganz.

🏆 Landslide detection for rapid Mapping Using Sentinel-2

The script aims to facilitate the landslide inventory and rapid mapping in disaster management. Read more about it in a guest blog post by Alexander Ariza.


Other Updates

  • Landsat Collection 2 - USGS has recently released Landsat Collection 2 and we are hurrying to get it integrated in our service. In a couple of weeks you can expect to have access to both Level 1 and Level 2 data. You can also be sure that the data will always be up-to-date.
  • Third-Party Data Import API (TPDI) – We have added thumbnails, so that you can preview the data before ordering it. Read more about it here!
  • Requests Builder – Our Requests Builder TPDI workflow got a major update. We reevaluated the layout, added API previews and info boxes, changed the display of search results and prepared orders, all to make it clearer and more intuitive. Check out our Commercial Data webinar, to learn how easy it is to work with TPDI in Requests Builder.
  • Statistical API Coming Soon - The last missing API service, Statistical API, is at the moment in the alpha development stage. It will be much more powerful than the still supported OGC FIS service you're used to. If you are interested to give it a try, let us know.

Coming Events

Mark the date for our webinar:

February 25


We are continuing to work remotely and mainly meeting all of you virtually. Don't hesitate to send us your feedback via Forum or social media. We look forward to hearing from you.

Stay safe!

The Sentinel Hub team