Set AOI for High Res Tasking in QGIS

last updated: March 18, 2024

    In the Planet QGIS Plugin V2+ users can create a task for high-res imagery from Planet’s SkySat constellation by selecting a location directly in QGIS.

    To create a task, select the Tasking Panel from the Planet QGIS Plugin panel. In the Panel click on “Selection” and then click on the location you’d like to acquire high-res imagery for in your QGIS map. This will create a centroid point and a 5x5 sqkm box around the location- highlighting the area likely to be captured by SkySat.

    Once your location is set, select “Create Task” from the Tasking Panel. This will open a pop-out window in QGIS that will let you know that you’re being taken to Planet’s Tasking Dashboard to complete the order. Click “Take me to the Tasking Dashboard” once you’ve read through the text. The Planet QGIS Plugin will automatically send and fill the coordinates you selected to the Tasking Dashboard where you can complete the rest of your order.

    To learn more about how to use Planet’s Tasking Dashboard, take a look at our Tasking Dashboard Documentation. Note that in order to create a high-res tasking order your account must have a SkySat tasking Plan.

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