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RapidEye Basic 5-band imagery with strip-based framing. This data set includes imagery from all RapidEye sensors.

Products Overview

The visual and analytic products are in GeoTIFF. The GeoTIFFs are resampled at 3 meters and projected in the UTM projection using the WGS84 datum. An alpha mask is provided as a binary color channel, and can be used to remove or hide low quality pixels near the periphery of a given scene. This mask compensates for effects due to vignetting, low SNR, or hot or cold pixels.

The RapidEye Basic product is the least processed of the available RapidEye imagery products. This product is designed for customers with advanced image processing capabilities and a desire to geometrically correct the product themselves. The products are available in GeoTIFF and NITF formats.

The RapidEye Basic Scene product is radiometrically and sensor corrected, providing imagery as seen from the spacecraft without correction for any geometric distortions inherent in the imaging process, and is not mapped to a cartographic projection. The imagery data is accompanied by all spacecraft telemetry necessary for the processing of the data into a geo-corrected form, or when matched with a stereo pair, for the generation of digital elevation data. Resolution of the images is 6.5 meters GSD at nadir. The images are resampled to a coordinate system defined by an idealized basic camera model for band alignment.

The radiometric corrections applied to this product are:

  • Correction of relative differences of the radiometric response between detectors.
  • Non-responsive detector filling which fills null values from detectors that are no longer responding.
  • Conversion to absolute radiometric values based on calibration coefficients.

The geometric sensor corrections applied to this product correct for:

  • Internal detector geometry which combines the two sensor chipsets into a virtual array.
  • Optical distortions caused by sensor optics.
  • Registration of all bands together to ensure all bands line up with each other correctly.

Product band order:

  • Band 1 = Blue
  • Band 2 = Green
  • Band 3 = Red
  • Band 4 = Red edge
  • Band 5 = Near-infrared

Item Properties

Property Name Description Type
id Globally unique item identifier. string
_permissions The permissions that the authenticated user has to the item. array
item_type Name of the item type. string
provider Name of the item provider (e.g. “planetscope”, ”rapideye”). string
satellite_id Globally unique satellite identifier. string
strip_id The unique identifier of the image stripe that the item came from. string
catalog_id Base RapidEye Level 3A catalog id. string
geometry Geographic boundary, formatted as a GeoJSON polygon. json
cloud_cover Average percentage of cloud coverage. double
gsd Ground sample distance - the distance between pixel centers as measured on the ground in meters. double
sun_azimuth The angle of the sun, as seen by the observer, measured clockwise from the north (0 - 360). double
sun_elevation The angle of the sun above the horizon (0 - 90). double
view_angle The satellite's across-track, off-nadir viewing angle. Positive numbers denote east, negative numbers denote west (-25 - +25). double
rows Number of rows in the image. integer
columns Number of columns in the image. integer
quality_category Planet image quality metric:
  • Standard: The sun altitude is >= 10 degrees off nadir. The view angle < than 20 degrees. There are fewer than 20% saturated pixels.
  • Test: The item has quality issues and should not be used.
string
anomalous_pixels Percentage of pixels that may have errors. Represented spatially in the UDM. double
usable_data Percentage of pixels that are usable, subtracting cloud cover and black fill. double
ground_control Positional accuracy of the item. If the item has uncertain positional accuracy, this value will be false. boolean
acquired Timestamp that the item was captured. datetime
published Timestamp that the item was published to the Planet API. datetime
updated Timestamp that the item record was last updated. datetime

Available Asset Types

Asset Name Description
basic_analytic_b1 Band 1 (blue) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected GeoTiff. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b2 Band 2 (green) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected GeoTiff. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b3 Band 3 (red) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected GeoTiff. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b4 Band 4 (red edge) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected GeoTiff. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b5 Band 5 (near-infrared) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected GeoTiff. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_xml Analytic asset XML metadata file.
basic_analytic_sci RapidEye spacecraft XML metadata file.
basic_analytic_rpc Rational Polynomial Coefficients text file used to orthorectify the basic_analytic asset.
basic_analytic_b1_nitf Band 1 (blue) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected in NITF format. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b2_nitf Band 2 (green) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected in NITF format. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b3_nitf Band 3 (red) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected in NITF format. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b4_nitf Band 4 (red edge) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected in NITF format. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_b5_nitf Band 5 (near-infrared) - Top of atmosphere radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected in NITF format. Scene based framing and not projected to a cartographic projection.
basic_analytic_xml_nitf Basic analytic NITF XML metadata file.
basic_udm Unusable Data Mask - Unusable data bit mask in GeoTIFF format for the basic analytic scene assets.
browse Visual browse image for the asset.