Updated Metadata if Using the Clip Tool in the Orders & Subscriptions API 🙌🏻¶
The Subscriptions API and Orders API update the contents of the metadata JSON file when the clip tool is used. Previously, the footprint in the delivered metadata was for the entire scene, even if the scene was clipped. Now, the footprint will be clipped to the clip Area of interest. Similarly, the UDM2 metadata values are now updated and relevant to the clipped Area of Interest. UDM2 metadata values are only updated if a UDM2 asset is included in the Orders bundle or Subscriptions "asset_list".
Planet Explorer Improvements 🙌🏻¶
You can now use geometries with up to 1,500 vertices in both Planet Explorer and the Planet Orders API.
If a geometry that is larger than 1,500 vertices is provided, Planet Explorer will prompt you to simplify the geometry.
Composite orders with multiple product bundles are no longer supported
To ensure a more streamlined process and reduce the occurrence of failures, we have decided to discontinue support for composite orders that contain multiple product bundles. This change prevents downstream failures, resulting in a more efficient and reliable process. Going forward, users cannot submit composite orders with multiple product bundles, but must submit only one order per product bundle.
Additional STAC Metadata
The STAC Metadata output from the Orders API has been updated with additional fields:
- Items now have a created property with the original publication date time for the imagery, aligning with the core STAC metadata fields.
- Item assets now have eo:bands metadata with band names and descriptions.
- Item assets now have raster:bands metadata with data type, “nodata” values, resolution, statistics, and calibration coefficients.
- Items assets now have roles describing their intended purpose.
published field is now considered deprecated, but will remain available until the next release to give implementations time to switch over to created.
Orders API now supports Planet Basemaps
With the Orders API, users can now apply raster tools like clip, bandmath, reproject, and merge to Planet Basemaps, and have them delivered along side with sourcetrace and UDM2 metadata to Planet’s support cloud storage locations.
Customers who have a plan that enables access to Planet Basemaps can take advantage of this new feature. NICFI Basemaps can only be ordered from the Orders API by those with Level 2 NICFI access.
Read more about Ordering Basemaps.