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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Imagery


MIT has a subscription to Planet satellite imagery. 

Get an account:

  1. Email for an account.
  2. Review the MIT Planet license before use (see below).
  3. Consult the Planet Resource Center and Planet Explorer guide for information on using the product.
  4. Sign into your account to download data.

With an account you get access to the following data:

  • PlanetScope 3-Band/4-Band Scenes
  • PlanetScope OrthoTiles
  • RapidEye Scenes
  • RapidEyeOrthoTiles
  • Sentinel-2 Tiles 
  • Landsat 8 Scenes
  • Global Monthly/Quarterly Mosaics (can be downloaded or streamed into GIS software)
  • MODIS (Aqua/Terra) data (only available via the API)

It also includes full access to the Data API and Orders V2 tools (including clip and ship - which allows users to clip their AOIs to a geometry). Data are available at a 3m to 5m resolution, depending on location.

Free imagery sources

Imagery Vendors