Once you have defined an area of interest (AOI), you will see a panel open up on the left hand side. This panel allows you to search for data using filters, date ranges and choose the type of imagery you are interested in.
The Browse Tab displays images that match your AOI footprint. Search results are organized by date and the most recent imagery is displayed at the top by default.
There is an option below the Browse Tab which allows you to view and filter the type of imagery you are most interested in.
You can choose your imagery cadence. Daily imagery will result in Scenes while all other cadences will result in Basemaps.
There are options to change Filter settings to narrow down the result set of images. These filters can be changed whenever needed. To return to the imagery list, click "Imagery" in the top left.
Filters are grouped according to satellite constellations, environmental conditions, and other attributes. These groups are collapsible for easy navigation.
Once you are finished selecting your filters, click "Apply Filters." You can also "Clear Filters" to start over.
Please note: when using filters for environmental conditions, you can enter exact values or use a slider.
You can select the date range for your imagery search results. Next to filters, there is a link for adjusting Dates (shown by a calendar icon).
When you click Dates, an interactive "Edit Date Ranges" window appears. You can remove the current date range filter, or leave it and add other dates of interest.
Make changes and click "Save Date Ranges" in the bottom right corner.
Overlay Layers Toggle
In the toolstack on the bottom right hand corner of the screen, you will see the overlay toggle button. You can use this button to adjust what you see on the map.
If you click the "Street Labels" toggle, you can turn the text labels on and off on the map. If the indicator is teal, the toggle is on.
If you click the "Satellite View" toggle, you can turn the contextaul satellite layer on and off on the map. Please note: using this contextual layer doesn't count against how many tiles you've streamed. If the indicator is teal, the toggle is on.
You will see a Zoom tools stack at the bottom right hand of the page, which allow you to navigate around your map view.
The "+" and "-" allow you to zoom out. If you hover over these arrows, you will see your current zoom level. You can also see your current zoom level and how it translates to meters / pixel at the bottom of the screen.
The globe gives you context about where you are looking. The teal dot represents where you currently looking at.
Additional zoom tools allow you to quickly zoom in to an AOI or out to the whole world. From left to right, the tools are:
- Zoom to AOI (aka Rubberband Zoom): Allows you to draw a rectangle to zoom into that area, the rectangle is not permanent but an indicator of what extent to zoom into.
- Zoom out to World: Allows you to zoom back out to the largest zoom level.