"Deprecated" means we intend to remove the feature or capability from a future release. The feature or capability will continue to work and is fully supported until it is officially removed. This deprecation notification can span a few months or years. After removal, the feature or capability will no longer work. This notice is to allow you sufficient time to plan and update your code before the feature or capability is removed.
PSOrthoTile item type planned deprecation ⚠️¶
Starting on June 20th, 2023, users will be able to obtain PlanetScope images through PSScene item-type only. New PSOrthoTiles will no longer be pushed via APIs or Explorer after this date. Users will still be able to temporarily access the PSOrthoTile archive via API. This change streamlines access to PlanetScope data through a single source, improving the overall user experience. Please see our developer page to aid in this process.
Previous generation of Doves (instrument ids PS2 and PS2.SD) imaging turned off¶
On March 1, 2022 Planet released the next generation of Planet Scope images that consist of near daily 8-band imagery. Planet has been maintaining near-daily 8-band coverage coverage since August, 2021. With the recent successful launch of 44 8-band Doves, Planet has made the decision to turn off imaging with the previous generation of Doves (Instrument ids PS2 and PS2.SD) that only consists of 4-Bands (RGBNIR). The goal is to optimize for 8-band coverage and allocate all available ground station resources to improve publication time of 8-band imagery.
For more information on PlanetScope constellation and sensors, see PlanetScope documentation.
For an overview of PlanetScope sensors, see Understanding PlanetScope Instruments.
Deprecating PSScene3Band and PSScene4Band ⚠️¶
PSScene3Band and PSScene4Band item types will be deprecated on March 1, 2022 with plans to formally end-of-life the item types on January 31, 2023. In its place, Planet is introducing PSScene, a new item type that allows you to search and download all PlanetScope data in a unified way. PSScene provides the same PlanetScope 3-band and 4-band items as PSScene3Band and PSScene4Band item types, but allows users to search one item type for all available 3-band, 4-Band, and 8-Band assets. Using the PSScene data type, users can also access 8-band PlanetScope data at no additional cost. We recommend all customers begin today to migrate to the PSScene item type.
Visit the PSScene FAQ to learn more.
Read about automated migration and steps to take in the Deprecation and Migration Plan.
Begin using PSScene today.