Part 5: Useful information about the Imagery Providers

Plex-Earth 5, introducing a new design philosophy, is giving you access to a lot of imagery providers to meet any project's needs.

Below is a short presentation of them.

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Known to the most, Google Maps will help you take a quick look at your area of interest, through the "Image View" feature.

Coverage: Global
Type of Imagery: Satellite, Aerial
Color Type: Colored 

 

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Joined forces with Digital Globe, Maxar offers world-wide high-quality satellite imagery.

Coverage: Global
Maximum Zoom Level*:  19
Type of Imagery: Satellite
Color Type: Colored, GreyScale
Historical Imagery: Available (imagery datasets available at plenty of dates)

 

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Airbus is a high-quality satellite imagery supplier worldwide. 

Coverage: Global
Maximum Zoom Level*:  19
Type of Imagery: Satellite
Color Type: Colored, GreyScale
Historical Imagery: Available (imagery datasets available at plenty of dates)

 

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Nearmap is a very high-quality imagery provider, offering detailed imagery mostly in urban areas.

Coverage: Urban areas of US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand (exact coverage for the US and Canada is shown here and for Australia and New Zealand is shown here).
Maximum Zoom Level: 21
Type of Imagery: Aerial
Color Type: Colored

 

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Hexagon provides high-quality aerial imagery all over the US, offering more detailed captures in urban areas.

Coverage: Country-wide US coverage (to see the exact coverage click here)
Maximum Zoom Level: 15 cm/6 inch resolution for urban centers in the US, 30 cm/1 foot resolution for all other areas in the US
Type of Imagery: Aerial 
Color Type: Colored

 

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One of the most noted web mapping services, Bing gives high-quality aerial, street, and other imagery.

Coverage: Global
Maximum Zoom Level: 19
Type of Imagery: Aerial, Aerial with Labels, Road
Color Type: Colored, Grayscale

 

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A world-wide coverage road map.

Coverage: Global
Maximum Zoom Level: 20
Type of Imagery: Road
Color Type: Colored

 

Or just any other imagery provider you can access!

Just use Plex-Earth's Map Explorer tool and create your own providers within seconds. You can just add every WMS or Tile Server you are using and enrich your providers' list.

 

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*Zoom Level is counted as meters per pixel, so the highest the zoom level, the higher the quality of the imagery

 

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