Since March, high resolution satellite imagery has been unavailable on Global Forest Watch while we switched service providers from UrtheCast to Sentinel Hub to ensure continued global coverage. We wanted to thank you for your patience during this process, and update you with the exciting news that you can now once again access high-resolution satellite imagery on GFW!

View this spot on the GFW interactive map.

Sentinel Hub provides the latest Landsat 8 and Sentinel 2 imagery. Just like before, you can filter imagery by date, sensor (Landsat 8 or Sentinel 2) and maximum cloud cover percentage. Over the coming months we will continue to make improvements, including:

  • Improve the date selector so it’s easy to see which dates have imagery available
  • Show the image outline for Landsat 8 imagery
  • Make different renderers (e.g., RGB, NDVI, EVI, etc.) available

Learn more about the imagery shown through Sentinel Hub below:

SENSOR OWNER RESOLUTION REVISIT TIME MINIMUM DATE GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE
LANDSAT 8 USGS 30m 16 days March 2013 Global
SENTINEL-2A ESA 10m 10 days June 2015 Global

 

Let us know if you have any feedback or encounter any bugs with the new Sentinel Hub imagery using our feedback form.