Using Planet Tile Services in ArcGIS Online

Planet basemaps can be added to ArcGIS Online (AGOL) using one of Planet's tile service protocols: either WMTS or XYZ. Learn more about each of these tile services here.

NOTE: Permissions Required

For all Planet tile services, you must have permission to access the specific resource requested, otherwise the tile request will return a 404 error. Authentication is achieved by providing a valid api_key as a query parameter to all tile requests.

WMTS Service

WMTS URL Structure: https://api.planet.com/basemaps/v1/mosaics/wmts?api_key={api-key}

To add a WMTS layer to ArcGIS Online:

  • Click Add, then select Add Layer from Web
  • From the dropdown, select WMTS OGC Web Service
  • Insert URL following the structure given above, then click Get Layers
  • Select your desired basemap from the dropdown, click Add Layer

XYZ Mosaics and Scenes

XYZ Service URL structure for Mosaics: https://tiles{0-3}.planet.com/basemaps/v1/planet-tiles/{mosaic_name}/gmap/{level}/{col}/{row}.png?api_key={api-key}

When accessing a Mosaic via XYZ tile service, the URL will include the mosaic name. For example:

https://tiles1.planet.com/basemaps/v1/planet-tiles/global_monthly_2019_12_mosaic/gmap/{level}/{col}/{row}.png?api_key={api-key}

XYZ Service URL structure for individual Scenes: https://tiles{0-3}.planet.com/data/v1/{item_type}/{item_id}/{level}/{col}/{row}.png?api_key={api-key}

In this case, the URL includes both the item type & item ID of the desired scene(s). To view multiple scenes, include a comma-separated list of item IDs in the URL. For example:

https://tiles1.planet.com/data/v1/PSScene3Band/20200516_171114_50_2271,20200516_171112_30_2271,20200516_171110_11_2271/{level}/{col}/{row}.png?api_key={api-key}

To add an XYZ layer to ArcGIS Online:

  • Click Add, then select Add Layer from Web
  • From the dropdown, select Tile Layer
  • Insert URL following the structure given above, then click Add Layer