May 19 2020

Planet is improving its algorithm for calculating Surface Reflectance in PlanetScope and RapidEye products. Planet is also now producing analytic_sr assets under the existing PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile item types.

The new Surface Reflectance algorithm should help reduce scene-to-scene difference due to rapidly varying atmospheric conditions. Reference the updated white paper on the support page:

The new analytic_sr assets are available under the existing PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile items listed in the Dev Center:

January 22 2020

UDM and UDM2 files for SkySatCollect items no longer have their nodata value set to 1

December 09 2019

Pansharpened and Visual SkySat data product generation has been updated. The scaling of the BGRN pansharpened products is reduced to the scaling of the multispectra (a 16x reduction in DN values)

September 28 2019

All bands now have human readable band descriptions (ie red, blue, green, NIR) and the color interpretation for 4-band imagery now reflects the BGRN band: band ordering in GIS tools such as QGIS or GDAL will now correctly reflect BGRN ordering instead of assuming RGBN.

August 06 2019

Next-generation scenes are now being published: users should expect to see them returned in API and Explorer queries when not excluding scenes with the instrument PS2.SD.