What's New

Release notes

EROS-B and EROS-C archive data from ISI now available on console and API

DataFeature

We're adding two more very high resolution optical satellite imagery collections to the UP42 platform!

  • EROS-B offers very high resolution 50 cm optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide with a revisit rate of 2 days. Catalog datasets are available starting from 2006.
  • EROS-C offers very high resolution 30 cm optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide with a daily revisit rate. Catalog datasets are available starting from 2021.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

Our new pansharpening algorithm: now on console too

FeatureAnalytics

Two weeks ago we introduced our brand new pansharpening algorithm, our first advanced processing capability. You can now try it out directly on the console. Here is how:

  • In the map section, select the scenes you want to process
  • The selected scenes are automatically validated before processing—no actions for you
  • If a scene is not suitable for processing, we will tell you why and give you the option to remove it from the selection
  • In the case of pansharpening, scenes need to contain both panchromatic and multispectral bands
  • You can then pansharpen all compatible images (as many as you want) and track the status in the new Jobs table
  • That's it, you can now use the data for your downstream use case.

And the best part—pansharpening is currently free of charge.

How to pansharpen your images on the console

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An exampe of a pansharpened image

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You can find more information about the requirements, input, and output in our detailed technical information. Try out pansharpening on the console today.

Brand new pansharpening algorithm: our first advanced processing capability

FeatureAnalytics

We're fully integrating our analytics capabilities into the platform. You can now process any order delivery via our data management component. Most importantly, the output will be available in our STAC endpoints too, accessible through the same component. The process is more scalable—you can now apply our advanced processing capabilities to as many scenes as you want, as long as they’re compatible. It is also easier to scale—the end output will no longer be stored in the project itself, but in your data management component, making it easier to use the data for your downstream use case. Now let’s review a more practical example: pansharpening.

Short for panchromatic sharpening, pansharpening is an image fusion technique that increases the image to the resolution of the panchromatic band. It combines the higher-resolution panchromatic band with a lower-resolution multispectral band to yield a high spatial and spectral resolution image. You can now pansharpen your scenes directly on our platform using the Brovey method.

You will be able to automatically see which scenes are suitable for pansharpening, e.g., which scenes contain both panchromatic and multispectral bands. We will provide automatically optimized grey weights—no need to specify anything yourself.

The algorithm consumes and returns data and metadata that is STAC and CNAM compatible. It allows you to select an unlimited number of scenes and pansharpen them, instead of doing so individually for each scene. You can apply the algorithm by defining its STAC item ID. The pansharpened asset will be added to your account as a new STAC item, accessible via /v2/assets/stac endpoints.

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And the best part—pansharpening is currently free of charge. You can find more information about the requirements, input, and output in our detailed technical information. Try out pansharpening on the UP42 platform today.

New tasking flow with easier ordering and instant price estimation

Tasking

We’ve made some exciting new changes to the tasking ordering flow. Now you can view the list of available collections and their specifications upfront, upload geometries to validate compatibility, get an instant price estimate for your order, and view a complete summary of your order before submitting.

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Go to UP42 tasking

More very high resolution data from Pléiades Neo on the UP42 catalog

DataFeature

You can now access the full Pléiades Neo archive via the UP42 catalog. What's new?

  • Nearly 340 million km2 of Pléiades Neo data is now available on the platform—a 6-fold increase in the availability of very high resolution 30 cm data on the UP42 platform.
  • The minimum order size has been lowered to 5 km2.

Access the full Pléiades Neo archive through our console or via our API.

Landsat 8 now available on API and console

DataFeature

We're adding more open data to the UP42 platform! In addition to Sentinel-2, you can now access Landsat 8, an Earth observation mission from the Landsat programme of USGS and NASA. Benefit from free low resolution 30 m optical and thermal satellite data, acquired worldwide with a revisit rate of 16 days. The collection provides global coverage and contains data from 2013 to the present.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

Map it out: View and search for your scenes in our new data management map view

FeatureData management

If you thought that our data management solution couldn't get any better—think again. You can now view your scenes on a map. How? Just use the search bar, enter a location and select a prompt from the drop-down list.

Data management map view

The map comes with even more filtering capabilities than the table view: creation and acquisition date, ground sampling distance, maximum cloud coverage, tag, order ID, product configuration, producer, collection, and source.

Map view filter

Our map view is still in Beta, so expect more features and updates from us soon. We will continue to invest in our data management capabilities, adding more value for our users and enabling easier downstream integrations.

Explore the map view now.

Simplified account management for admin users

Feature

You can now easily make changes to your account without having to contact UP42's customer success team. As an admin of your account, you can remove a user with the Member role from their account.

  1. Open the console and click the upper right corner → Members.
  2. Find the user you want to remove. To remove a user, their role must be Member.
  3. Click on the symbol to the right of the user's current role to reveal options.
  4. Click Remove user and confirm you want to remove the user.
  5. The removed user's workspace and assets in storage will remain accessible to existing users.

As an admin and the last user of your account, you can also delete your account entirely from the Account page.

Check it out here.

Introducing effortless geometry management

FeatureData

No more redrawing or re-uploading polygons: save time and effort when managing your geometries in the catalog!

  • Store: Draw your AOI or upload a file, and save it in the library
  • Use: Access your geometries at any time by loading them from your library
  • Update: Modify the coordinates of previously created AOIs
  • Recreate: Generate new AOIs by using existing ones as a starting point

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Try out our new geometry management capabilities in the catalog, or use the API.

Introducing UP42's cloud-native asset model: assets are now streamable and available in storage as decompressed individual geospatial features

FeatureData management

Earlier this year, UP42 adopted the STAC specification, which allows searching across multiple providers for geospatial assets with a common structure and set of metadata. Thanks to this, users can now do a STAC search in storage beyond simple attributes like date, time, and constellation.

And now, we’ve introduced a cloud-native asset model (CNAM) for assets in UP42 storage. Regardless of provider or delivery format, we will transform UP42 assets into individual geospatial features available for immediate download. Each file will be mapped as a STAC asset under a STAC item, and the original delivery accessible under STAC collection. CNAM will also convert all raster data into cloud optimized GeoTIFFs or COGs for short, and all vector masks into GeoJSONs to enable easier integrations. This will ensure consistency in how an asset is named, its media type (COGs or GeoJSON), and its role (e.g., data, metadata, previews, or masks).

The benefits:

  • No need to download a compressed file - stream the part of the file you need
  • No need to understand different delivery structures and naming conventions
  • No need to access any files to see data and band information
  • No need to do complex data transformations

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CNAM allows you to easily search for and work with the data. Read about the benefits of UP42's cloud-native asset model in the recent blog, or learn how to analyze STAC assets in our technical information.

21AT’s Beijing-3A archive data now available on API and console

DataFeature

Beijing-3A is an agile remote sensing optical satellite developed by 21AT. It offers very high resolution 50 cm imagery acquired every four days anywhere on the globe. Catalog datasets are available starting from 2012.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

View the footprint of scenes acquired for your tasking order

TaskingFeature

Now there is an easier way to monitor and stay on top of complex tasking orders. When a new asset is delivered to storage, the footprint of the acquired scenes are automatically displayed over the order AOI. You can go to the tasking order overview and click on a specific order to get this information. For complex orders with multiple AOIs, now you get a quick, intuitive overview of the acquired scenes.

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Check it out here.

Vexcel's aerial and elevation data available on API and console

DataFeature

Vexcel's ultra high resolution aerial imagery, along with DTMs and DSMs, is now available on the UP42 platform. Vexcel delivers geospatial data products with high accuracy, spatial resolution, and consistency. The Vexcel Data Program is the largest in the world, capturing ultra-high-resolution imagery (starting at 5.5 cm resolution) and related geospatial data in more than 30 countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

Sample data now available on the UP42 platform

FeatureData

You have a project and you need geospatial data? Wondering where to start? How about downloading free imagery directly on our platform. You can now find sample data for popular collections with more providers coming soon.

You can access sample data in two ways:

  • Via your Dashboard clicking Explore all sample data to view the range of collections and providers available.

Sample data library view

  • Via the Catalog, select a collection scene, click on Sample data, accept the T&C and download your sample.

Sample data Pléiades

Use the data to understand the capabilities before committing credits to your specific AOI and use case.

Please note, that sample data doesn’t correspond to the selected full scene on the console. The sample might have limitations (e.g., coverage) compared to the commercial datasets available. It can however provide valuable insights and serve as a starting point for discovering data from multiple providers.

Explore sample data from our data providers.

Flexible credit purchases for simplifying your transactions

Feature

Credits let you buy geospatial data, task imagery, or run analytics on the UP42 platform. We have introduced some changes to the console to make it faster and easier for our customers to purchase credits. In addition to selecting pre-set credit packages, you can now order a specific number of credits based on your business needs. The whole transaction can be completed within the console with a credit card, reducing the time spent on multiple email and invoice exchanges. By paying with credit cards, customers using currencies other than euros can avoid the need for international bank transfers to settle their payments.

Please note: You can place orders for credits starting from 10,000 and going up to 5 million. For orders beyond 5 million, you can get in touch with us directly.

Flexible credit purchases

Check it out here.

Enhancing user experience with a refreshed catalog design

FeatureData

We are delighted to unveil UP42's refreshed catalog User Interface (UI) design. This visual revamp enhances the discoverability of available collections, marking another step in our ongoing efforts to simplify the process of unlocking the potential of geospatial data.

Key features include:

  • A new sidebar view, grouping data by collections (optical and non optical) and resolution (very high, high, medium)
  • New grouping functionality (e.g., by resolution)
  • A new Search this area view, updating the scenes for the chosen AOI

New catalog UI

Our goal is to make every interaction as seamless as possible, so we will continue to improve your experience with UP42's catalog.

Explore the new UI.

Asset details for every single asset in UP42 storage

FeatureData management

We now provide you with an asset details page for every single asset in UP42 storage that has a valid STAC collection. Click on your asset to see the asset geometries of all scenes on a map, get information on product configuration, type of data and modality, or manage custom titles and tags given to your assets.

Brandenburg railway final storage asset details

This makes it easier for you to validate the geometries delivered for tasking and archive orders. You can also find an adapted SDK/ API code snippet to access and download assets, and integrate them into your pipeline.

Storage Brandenburg rail code snippet

Check out our new storage features.

Place multi-geometry tasking orders on the console

FeatureTasking

You can now place tasking orders containing multiple geometries through the console. When you upload a geometry file that contains multiple features, the individual geometries will be detected, split, and marked as separate items. When you submit the order, each geometry file will be created as a separate order in our system. The order configuration will be cloned for all orders, saving you the hassle of placing multiple orders for different geometries.

Place your tasking order through the console.

Sentinel-2 now available on API and console

DataFeature

You can now access open data directly on the UP42 platform. Sentinel-2 is an Earth observation mission from the Copernicus Programme by the European Space Agency. Access to Sentinel data is free. Its imaging satellites carry wide swath multispectral sensors with 13 spectral bands, acquiring optical imagery at a spatial resolution of 10 m to 60 m over land and coastal waters. The mission provides global coverage and a 5-day revisit rate.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

Hexagon’s aerial data program now available on API and console

FeatureData

Before we head into the well-deserved Easter break, we have some exciting news to share. We now have aerial data from Hexagon on the UP42 platform. The HxGN Content Program offers a large library of RGB imagery with 15 cm and 30 cm GSD in GeoTIFF across North America and Europe.

You can find coverage for all three products in our technical documentation or see our marketplace for more information.

Place your order directly through our console or API.

Bringing STAC to UP42 storage

FeatureData management

The geospatial industry has exploded over the past few years and with it, the number of image providers and data volume. SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) is a specification designed to establish a standard in exposing geospatial data, simplifying data management for providers, developers, and users. It allows searching across multiple providers for geospatial assets which share a common structure and set of metadata. Today, UP42 is further strengthening its commitment to the STAC standard by integrating STAC in the UP42 storage and ensuring a common metadata format across providers.

We now provide a STAC API endpoint for asset searches in the UP42 storage. UP42 will extract the metadata for your geospatial assets from existing user storage and make them searchable through our STAC asset service. You can search by AOI, cloud cover, acquisition date, order ID and much more.

STAC Structure III assets objects

Read more about the STAC specification and methodology here or explore our storage capabilities.

NEXTMap® elevation data suite available on API and console

DataFeature

Intermap’s 3D foundation layers provide the framework necessary for precise spatial analysis and informed decisions. We are happy to share that search, estimation, and ordering of NEXTMap One, NEXTMap 6 and NEXTMap 10 data as DSM, DTM and combined DSM and DTM products are now available on the UP42 platform. NEXTMap DSM contains elevations of natural terrain features including vegetation and cultural features such as buildings and roads; while DTM provides elevations of the bare earth where surface features such as buildings, vegetation and other infrastructure have been removed.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

View feasibility study results for your order directly on the UP42 platform

FeatureTasking

Tasking now includes a Feasibility tab to show the results of your order’s feasibility study. When the feasibility study is ready, you will receive an email notification. Follow the link in the email or go to Tasking -> My orders -> Feasibility to see the study results presented as options.

Choose the option that best suits your project needs. That's it. You are now one step closer to activating your tasking order.

New tasking feature feasibility study

Check out this new feature here.

UP42 storage: now with search and filter functionality

Feature

Just two week into 2023, and we already have some exciting news to share. In line with our commitment to keep enhancing your data management capabilities, you can now search by title, order ID and name in the UP42 storage, as well as filter for collection, producer, tags and source. Filter options are currently available for API only and will be brought to the console for you soon.

Check out our new features on API or console.

WorldDEM™ Neo available on API and console

DataFeature

We now have elevation data on the UP42 platform. WorldDEM™ Neo offers a high-resolution digital surface model with 5 m pixel spacing and global geographic coverage. Search, estimation, and ordering of WorldDEM™ Neo data are now possible through the UP42 console and API.

Place your order through our console or via our API.

Say hi to our brand new storage!

Feature

As a user of geospatial data, you've probably faced the challenge of obtaining, organising, storing and sharing your data. At UP42, we're always looking for ways to empower you to easily access and analyze geospatial data. Today, we're taking the next step in enhancing your data management capabilities on our platform, and we have some exciting news to share.

  • You can now give your assets custom titles and tags by updating their metadata
  • You can also easily sort your assets by name, title, provider, collection and creation date
  • You can now list all your assets with their metadata, as well as download them, both from your workspace or your account

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Check out what’s new in storage.

Thanks for reading. We’ll have more updates for you soon.

A new way to keep you informed

Feature

We are always looking for ways to help you navigate the UP42 platform more easily. Today, we are introducing a new console notification center and feed, giving you a single location to find the latest updates when you need them. Inside the center, we've already categorized all notifications for you, so you can easily filter them by category (account, news, storage, and tasking) or read/ unread status.

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New console notification center

Pléiades Neo Analytic is now available on API and console

DataFeature

Pléiades Neo, the most advanced optical constellation from Airbus, is now also available as an Analytic product on the UP42 console and API, offering true reflectance values. Pléiades Neo Analytic contains 2 different image files per capture, each with a native resolution of 30cm. Place your order through our console or via API today.

All tasking actions under one tab

FeatureTasking

Looking to place a tasking order or monitor the status of your request? Discover all the possible actions and latest information under our new tasking tab.

Use our new tasking order tab to place an order. Simply draw/ upload your AOI, select the tasking collection and fill out the form. You can also get an overview of all your tasking orders here. Click on an order to view more information such as the AOI, order configuration and status of delivered data.

New Tasking Orders

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Watch this space for more tasking actions coming soon!

ICEYE SAR tasking is now available on API and console

DataFeatureTasking

We are happy to announce that ICEYE SAR tasking is now available on the UP42 platform, offering persistent monitoring capabilities for any location on Earth. With 4 acquisition modes available, ICEYE's frequent coverage, both day and night, is excellent for change detection, monitoring patterns of life, and taking fast actions in quickly evolving situations.

Task an ICEYE satellite via the console.

Improved experience using the Processing from Storage block

FeatureAnalytics

We have added validation mechanisms to check all the assets used by the Processing from Storage block exist, removing the need to execute a test query before actually running the job. Now when you click “run job” it will check the asset IDs are correct before running the job, helping to prevent job failures.

Capella Space and Near Space Labs archive data is now available on the console

DataFeature

We’re continuously adding new data to the UP42 platform. The latest additions to our console are archive data from Capella Space and Near Space Labs. Capella Space collections offer very high resolution (0.5m - 1.2m) SAR data with scenes available starting from 2020. Near Space Labs provides 30cm resolution images acquired by a fleet of stratospheric balloons up to 5 times per day. These datasets (covering the USA) are available starting from 2019.

Note: Data from both collections can be ordered as full scenes and will not be clipped to AOI.

Try placing an order today through our console or via API.

Share your thoughts with the new feedback tool

Feature

Tell us what you think with our new feedback tool: a simpler and quicker way to share feedback about the console, and submit feature requests and improvement suggestions directly to our product teams.

Submit feedback

Major console upgrades completed

We’ve made some behind-the-scenes upgrades to our infrastructure to help improve user experience and site reliability, ahead of some great new upcoming features.

New help center

Feature

We’re introducing a new help center sidebar to the console. You can now easily access key resources such as documentation, feedback, and customer support, as well as search for help documentation directly from the sidebar.

Refreshed getting started guide

Feature

We’ve refreshed our getting started guide to make your console experience even better. This guide will signpost you to key areas of the product for a smooth onboarding experience.

Automatic email notifications for tasking delivery

Feature

We’ll now automatically send you an email notification when a new data asset is ready for your tasking order.

Request tasking

Console Version Update

Data

We’ve been working hard to ensure that you can quickly find and download the geospatial imagery you need. On that note, we’re releasing a new version of our console for UP42 customers. What does that mean for you?

Previously, there were two separate workflows with a differentiation between Purchase and Processing data sets where Processing data sets could be processed directly from the UP42 platform. With this release, we’re removing the Processing workflow altogether. This will simplify the search and order process for our users.

Please note that due to these changes, our OneAtlas archive datasets are scheduled to be unavailable on May 5th from 11:00 CET to 16:00 CET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to you benefiting from a more seamless experience with these updates.

Shiny New SDK Version 0.18.0

SDKAPI

If you haven’t already used the UP42 python SDK, today’s a great day to start as we’ve released SDK version 0.18.0 which entails significant speed & usability improvements when handling large orders, assets, jobs and more. Some of the high-level advantages you’ll enjoy include:

  • Ability to add sorting criteria
  • Results pagination to avoid timeout issues when querying large asset/order collections
  • Significant speed improvements

If you have used our SDK before, simply update via pip install up42-py --upgrade

Some other things to note is this update means the end to the Python SDK Command Line Interface (CLI) as well as removing deprecated handling of multiple features as input geometry. For the latter point, multiple features or a MultiPolygon will now raise an error with the SDK, aligning with regular UP42 platform behavior. See the full changelog here and delve deeper into how this update facilitates your processes.

Tasking Direct from the Catalog

DataFeature

Tasking can be a complex process with lots of back-and-forth, often requested and delivered via email. Gone are the days of being restricted to scouring through your email inbox to see if you sent in that tasking request or if your data’s arrived yet. Customers now have the ability to choose and order data from the different archives of our providers or schedule a tasking request all in the same route on different tabs, which effectively makes it a “one stop shop” for all things data related. Access requests can be made to different collections, namely Pleiades, SPOT, and Pleiades Neo.

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The steps to place your order from the UI are straightforward. Simply navigate to the tasking panel from Catalog Search, select the constellation you'd like to task, add in your necessary information like imaging window and product name, and submit your request.

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Once the order is placed, it would be visible on the Orders page of the console, under tasking and of course through the new Tasking API.

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Here are some helpful links to get you started:

Use Your Tasking Data Like a Pro

Just like with archive data that you order, you can use tasking data from UP42 in workflows with the Processing From Storage block as the data block. Simply build an UP42 workflow using the Processing From Storage block as the data block followed by any compatible processing block. In this example, we are simply converting data from my storage, the output of a Pleiades download block, from DIMAP to GeoTIFF.

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As we move from the workflow builder to setting the parameters in the job configuration screen, we simply need to paste the Asset ID into the job parameters enclosed in [“asset ID”], select “Live Job”, and if necessary, adjust the parameters of your processing block(s).

Checkout tasking from the Catalog

UP42 Marketplace with Seamless Console Integration

FeatureData

As a one-stop shop for geospatial data and analytics, the UP42 marketplace is a core part of the value that we offer to our customers. We have worked hard over the past year to increase the variety of data sets that you can find on the marketplace. With seamless integration built-in between our marketplace and console experience, we wanted to make it easier for you to find the data set that you are looking for.

As the first major step in this direction, we have revamped our marketplace to highlight the Spot and Pléiades data sets that you can immediately purchase within the catalog. For the following blocks on the marketplace, you will see an “Order in Catalog” CTA that lets you purchase Spot or Pléiades data for the specific AOI that you are interested in. Currently, we offer the following data sets through the catalog:

  • SPOT 6/7 Display (Download)
  • SPOT 6/7 Reflectance (Download)
  • SPOT 6/7 Display (Streaming)
  • Pléiades Display (Download)
  • Pléiades Reflectance (Download)
  • Pléiades Display (Streaming)

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Check out the new marketplace here.

New Orders Page with Catalog and Tasking Order Information

Feature

It is important to get up-to-date information about the status of your archive and tasking data orders for planning further action. We have enriched our orders page to ensure that you can easily monitor your active and past data deliveries, with a detailed breakdown of your archive and tasking data orders.

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Check it out here.

Preconfigured Workflows for Speedy Set-up

FeatureAnalytics

We wanted to make sure that our customers could easily set up jobs on UP42 without investing a lot of upfront time and effort. With pre-configured workflows, you and your team can hit the ground running.

Preconfigured workflows let you bypass all the effort of reading product descriptions and documentation to set your parameters and ensure you have a workflow to test out that yields good results. Once you have added the images of your choice to your cart on Catalog Search, you can select any one of the prconfigured job templates to run a job in seconds. Currently, we have preconfigured workflows set up for the following use cases:

  • NDVI Threshold and Vectorization Pléiades / SPOT (available)
  • Infrastructure Change Detection Pléiades / SPOT (available)
  • Aircraft Detection
  • Car & Truck Detection
  • Ship Identification
  • Tree Detection and Height from Shadow

Preconfigured workflows

Click here to sign up and get started fast with preconfigured workflows!

Export Credit Usage

Feature

Now you can easily export a report of the credits you've consumed in account, separated by categories like data block, infrastructure, and tasked order. These credit usage reports give you structured, consolidated, and up-to-date information about your credit usage. Capturing both credit allocation entries and credit spend entries, now you are more empowered than ever to leverage UP42 for your future financial planning and decision making within your business.

A Revamped Console Experience

Feature

Working with geospatial data can often be a complex process. When we set out to democratize access to geospatial data, one of the key things that we wanted to do was to simplify the end-to-end process involved in purchasing and analyzing geospatial data.

In that regard, we took a big step forward this month. We have revamped the console dashboard experience for our customers. When you log in, now you are greeted with a 'Getting started' list that lets you immediately focus on your specific jobs to be done:

  • Purchase new imagery from the catalog
  • Access and manage your purchased images in storage
  • Process an image by creating a workflow

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In-app Guidance for Catalog Data Purchase

When managing geospatial projects, it is easy to get lost in the weeds, especially when you are working with complex AOIs sourced from multiple data sets. We are focused on making our catalog search and purchase process as intuitive as possible for our customers. Introducing an in-app tour that will serve as a smart guide through the whole satellite data purchase process on the UP42 catalog! Give it a spin today and let us know what you think.

Give it a try here.

Console In-app Guidance

Real-time Updates on Credit Consumption & Usage

Now, you can get up-to-date visibility into your ordering patterns and credit consumption directly from the dashboard now. This lets you make informed decisions about your data orders based on real-time insights.

Real-time credit updates

Check out the new dashboard here.

New Block Alert: Co-registration by UP42

Analytics

When you are dealing with workflows involving multiple images or any temporal analysis, misaligned imagery can severely impact the accuracy of your results. Co-registration solves this problem by calculating the translation, rotation, and scale variation between two images to ensure that they are spatially aligned. This pre-processing block is available for free on the UP42 marketplace and works on high resolution imagery like Pleiades and SPOT.

Check out the block here for yourself!

Processing From Storage (Beta)

DataAnalytics

So you’ve purchased a Pleiades or SPOT image from us. What now? With this new block developed by UP42, you can now analyze data from your storage right within the UP42 platform. This new block, the beta launch of this functionality, allows you to use an UP42 workflow to process SPOT or Pleiades data from your storage with any compatible processing block.

This functionality is available via the Python SDK, API, or console. Here, we’ll focus on console usage but you can see how to use the block with the SDK or API in our documentation. However, regardless of whether you are processing data via the SDK, API, or console, you’ll still need to copy your Asset ID from your UP42 storage.

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The flow of using this block is relatively similar to using any data block on UP42. Build an UP42 workflow using the Processing From Storage block as the data block followed by any compatible processing block. In this example, we are simply converting data from my storage, the output of a Pleiades download block, from DIMAP to GeoTIFF.

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As we move from the workflow builder to setting the parameters in the job configuration screen, we simply need to paste the Asset ID into the job parameters enclosed in [“asset ID”], select “Live Job”, and if necessary, adjust the parameters of your processing block(s). And it’s as simple as that. Review your price estimate and run the job. Of course, as you have already purchased this data, you will not be charged again. You’ll only be charged for the costs of the processing blocks and infrastructure costs.

To the SDK and beyond

This block version of our processing from storage functionality is a beta feature. As a result, we recommend usage from experienced technical users only and primarily through our Python SDK or API.

We will be working on streamlining the experience and widening the scope of the feature to enable the re-processing of more than just Pleiades and SPOT imagery in the near future. So keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks and months.

Check out the block description

Simplified Data Purchasing

FeatureData

Complexity is one of the biggest impediments to successfully accessing and analyzing satellite imagery. With these UX updates, we’ve removed redundancy, streamlined the process, and future-proofed our platform to enable us to offer you even more data sets in the future. Let’s take a look at the changes that are helping us deliver on our vision.

The Information You Need, When You Need It

To make an informed decision on what satellite image you want to purchase, you need to access information from delivery timeframe, cloud cover, and resolution to, sometimes, more technical information, such as scene ID and incidence angle.

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Whatever information you need to make the right purchasing decision, you can now access that information in a single spot within your regular search, discover, and purchase workflow. Just click on an image within the catalog search results and select the “Image Information” tab to get everything you need.

See It To Believe It

So you’ve found that perfect image for your use case. The cloud cover is low enough. The delivery estimate is in line with your expectations. And the scene area fully covers your AOI. But how can you be absolutely sure?

Simplified Data Selection 2

You can now see the scene preview right in the purchasing flow. As you click into the image thumbnail, exactly where you can view the image information, you can click into the scene to see a preview and take that extra step of validation before hitting the “Buy” button.

Take Your Pick: Purchase, Process, or Both

Once you’ve chosen and previewed your scene, you can choose to purchase or process the image, or indeed both. If you intend to use the image for one-time processing within UP42, you should select the processing option, where you will later choose a workflow to process the image within.

Simplified Data Selection 3

If you intend to use the image multiple times or want to download and take the image outside of the UP42 infrastructure, you should choose the purchasing option. The image will then be delivered to your storage, where you can download the image or copy the asset ID for us in a processing workflow. The next update showcases how these images can be used in a processing workflow!

The Fun Stuff To Come - EULAs and Access Requests

As some of our future data sources will require additional compliance steps, accepting the End-User License Agreement (EULA) and requesting access to restricted blocks will also take place within this popover window, unifying the experience for all users across all future catalog search data sources.

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Detect Change on Infrastructure

Analytics

Our latest partnership with HyperVerge, one of India’s leading AI companies, enables the detection of small structural changes to homes and properties for local government tax assessment and code enforcement. The block also helps monitor legal and unauthorized construction of roads, buildings, and artificial islands in remote regions by federal or defense agencies and keeps GIS maps updated in rapidly growing urban areas.

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The algorithm processes Pleiades or SPOT imagery and is optimized for a high recall score. This means that it generally accurately identifies all areas of infrastructure change but may also return false positives. As a result, it is particularly useful as a precursor to manual QA or as an input for more focused analysis.

Learn about the partnership

SPOT (or Pleiades) the Buildings

Analytics

You may remember Spacept from our recent vegetation management webinar. A leader in the use of artificial intelligence to analyze satellite imagery and provide actionable insights, they’re back with a brand new block on the UP42 marketplace.

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This new building detection block, which processes SPOT or Pleiades imagery, has been trained on tens of thousands of semantically annotated images from a range of countries in order to identify buildings with an accuracy of over 80%.

The Spacept team has put together a tutorial to show you how easy it is to detect buildings using their block on the UP42 platform.

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