Tasking Dashboard Overview

last updated: March 23, 2023

The Tasking Dashboard is a graphical user interface that streamlines order submission and management. The Tasking Dashboard also provides the ability to preview the image captures taken for orders.


The Tasking Dashboard is optimized for Desktop browsers only, currently only Chrome and Firefox.

Order Entry

By inputting various parameters in the Order creation windows, you can create any of the following order types:

  • Point
  • Line
  • Area

In the Tasking Dashboard > Create an Order > Other Requirements, the Order Type selections are:

  • Single image, available for Point, Line and Area orders
  • Stereo, available for Point and Line orders
  • Tri-stereo, available for Point and Line orders

Order Type selections


During order entry, you can start over with an area of interest (AOI) by using the Trash icon at the top of the toolbar. The geometry will be removed so you can create a new AOI.

Estimated Quota

The functionality of quota calculations is improved. As you enter a tasking order, a quota preview displays the estimated quota in sqkm directly in the Tasking Dashboard Order Summary. Quota estimates are dynamically updated as you input and adjust requirements.

Estimated Quota

Estimated Quota

Point Order

Point orders capture a specific point and a 2 km radius circle is automatically added to your coordinates representing the guaranteed collection area.

Line Order

Line orders capture a rectangular area and a 5 km wide strip that is a maximum of 100 km long.

Area Order

Area orders capture any form of an area. If the area is too large to be captured all at once, the area is tessellated into smaller strips.


Area orders less than 25 sqkm are charged for a default minimum of 25 sqkm if fulfilled.

Flexible Order

A flexible order purchases SkySat capacity at various areas of interest (AOI). There are no guarantees on the delivery timeframe. The duration is measured from the start date to the end date of the time of interest (TOI). The order must be at least 14 calendar days and must be placed at least 24 hours before the TOI start date.

To create a Flexible order, at least 24 hours before the TOI start date:

  1. Select Flexible Tasking as the product name.
  2. Set the end date to a date at least 14 days in the future from the start date.
  3. Set the following values (required):

    • Geometry type
    • AOI
    • Order type (image or stereo)
    • Off-nadir angle

    A maximum 30º Off-Nadir Angle (ONA) applies to all orders. This enables Planet to maximize fulfillment and deliver as many high quality captures as possible.

  4. To change the duration of the flexible order, change the values of the date-time calendar on flexible orders by hovering over the date and selecting the checkmark.


The start date can only be changed if the order is pending. The end date can only be changed if the order state is pending or in progress.

Flexible Order Change Time

You can also change the date in the order detail view when you select it from the orders list:

  1. Hover over the date-time field and select the pencil icon. Flexible Order Change Time Detail 1
  2. Change the date-time. Flexible Order Change Time Detail 2
  3. Confirm by selecting the checkmark icon. Flexible Order Change Time Detail 3

Historical Cloud Coverage

Flexible orders introduce the seven-day historical average of cloud coverage. This additional adjustment can increase transparency and improve order delivery. You can filter the data for one month, three months, six months, or one year.


Not all time periods are available. Hover over a bar in the Cloud Coverage chart to view the seven-day average value. The lowest value represents the lowest seven-day average historical cloud cover in the order AOI.

Historical Cloud Cover

Assured Tasking Orders

Assured Tasking orders are assured to occur at a specific time and date for a satellite while it is scheduled to be over the specified geo-coordinate. If the timeslot is within 6 hours, the order is set to Express and costs 1.5 times more than a normal Assured order.

  1. Select Assured Tasking from the Product name field.

  2. Select an imaging window for the Assured order.

Assured Tasking order

Select an imaging window

In the Order Summary, Assured tasking is listed under Scheduling type.

Stereo Order

Stereo Order

Stereo orders take two or three captures of the same point in one order.

Monitoring Order

Monitoring Order

Monitoring orders capture the same point over a series of time. Available options are days, weeks and months for configuring the temporal resolution.

You can also generate an additional occurrence between now and when the order is scheduled to start.

Monitoring Daily
Monitoring Weekly
Monitoring Monthly

Off-nadir Angles

A maximum 30º off-nadir Angle (ONA) applies to all orders by default. This enables Planet to maximize fulfillment and deliver as many high quality captures as possible. Off-nadir angle warnings indicate values that are difficult to schedule or can result in image capture failures.

Order Progress

View the order status in the All Orders table view or the map view.

Order Progress – table view

Table view

Order Progress – map view

Map view

In the map view, orders are clustered together initially, until you "zoom in" and the clusters disperse into the individual order geometries. Clicking on an individual order opens the order flyout in the right panel with more detailed information.

  • Switch between the table view and the map view by using the control at the top right of the window.
  • Filter by the current map view or by a manually-drawn geometry.
  • Manually draw a geometry by opening the Draw polygon filter dialog and selecting the top control in the bottom right corner of the map.

After using Select viewport or drawing a polygon in the map, click ADD AS FILTER to apply the filter. The same filter is applied to the table view.

Viewport as geo-filter

To remove the geographic filter, use the Delete option from the dialog or click X on the Geometry filter option.

Order View

In the table view, customers can drill deeper into their individual orders to review the configuration and status for each order.

Table with Flyout

The order detail view can be expanded to display captures made for each of the orders. Each capture page also provides a link to the image in Planet Explorer to download the imagery assets. For point orders, a 25 sqkm box is drawn around the area of interest.

Order Detail View

Duplicating / Cloning an Order

You can use completed orders as blueprints for new orders, eliminating the need to re-input requirements and AOIs. All fields, with the exception of the TOI are copied to the order entry form.

Email notifications

The EMAIL PREFERENCES settings is available from the Settings menu. EMAIL PREFERENCES settings determine the details for email notifications that you receive for tasking order events in Order History.

Email Preferences

Order History

The History tab lists all of the events that occurred with an order. The events include order creation, order edits and order fulfillment for the timeline.

Order History

Captures Table

The Captures table provides a complete overview of all image captures taken for an order.

Captures Table

If you click on a row in the captures table, the capture modal displays. You can page through all of the image captures.

Capture modal


You can open the order creation window directly with the following url:


You can prepopulate order fields in the order creation form by providing additional query parameters after the order entry url. For example:

https://www.planet.com/tasking/orders/new/?name=order-name&geometry=POINT(13.2275 52.5897)

To access Deeplink, be sure to always start from the order entry route /orders/new and then append the query parameters.

https://www.planet.com/tasking/orders/new/?name=TestOrder&plNumber=PL-Example&product=One Time Tasking&geometry=POINT(13.2275 52.5897)

Supported parameters

Use the following parameters in the Deeplink URL.


All fields are optional. However, product specific fields require a valid plNumber.

Fields without dependencies.

Field Value
name Maximum 80 characters
geometry Geometry in WKT format
plNumber Valid plNumber

Fields that depend on a plNumber

Field Value
product Product name which belongs to given plNumber
startTime Date in YYYYMMDD or YYYY-MM-DD format i.e., 2020-06-30
endTime Date in YYYYMMDD or YYYY-MM-DD format and must be later than startTime
orderType Specific order type that is allowed for chosen product
nStereoPov Number of stereo collects for orderType STEREO only
cloudCoverMax Cloud cover max value and can not be less than cloudCoverMin value
cloudCoverMin Cloud cover min value and can not be greater than cloudCoverMax value
cloudThreshold Cloud threshold value
imagingConops Only except 'nominal' and 'high_capacity' as value
priority Priority value equal to or within priorityMin and priorityMax range
rank Only except value from 1 to 10
satAzimuthAngleMax Satellite azimuth angle max value
satAzimuthAngleMin Satellite azimuth angle min value
satElevationAngleMax Satellite elevation angle max value
satElevationAngleMin Satellite elevation angle min value
solarAzimuthAngleMax Solar azimuth angle max value
solarAzimuthAngleMin Solar azimuth angle min value
solarZenithAngleMax Solar zenith angle max value
solarZenithAngleMin Solar zenith angle min value
satelliteHwIds String of satellite ids separated by comma i.e., s1,s2,s3 etc.

For example:

https://www.planet.com/tasking/orders/new/?name=SFO order&plNumber=PL-Impact&product=One Time Tasking&orderType=IMAGE&geometry=POINT(-122.38627 37.616862)

Order Entry

Example with all supported parameters:

https://www.planet.com/tasking/orders/new/?name=mock_order&plNumber=PL-TEST&product=Basemap&rank=1&priority=1069&orderType=IMAGE&geometry=POINT (-98.934519 19.724712)&cloudCoverMin=0.1&cloudCoverMax=0.5&cloudThreshold=0.7&imagingConops=nominal&satelliteHwIds=s1,s4,s106,s109&satAzimuthAngleMax=360&satElevationAngleMax=90&satElevationAngleMin=60&solarAzimuthAngleMax=360&solarZenithAngleMax=90&solarZenithAngleMin=60

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