Imagery

Basemap Imagery

The World Imagery map is a detailed imagery map layer that is designed to be used as a basemap for various maps and applications. It is a multiscale map featuring recent, high-resolution imagery for most of the world. The World Imagery map is delivered as a static raster layer optimized for high-quality display and performance. The map is built from the best available data from both commercial and community sources.

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Temporal Imagery

Temporal imagery enables you to view and understand major changes to our world over time, such as urban sprawl and deforestation, as well as visualize the most up-to-date global imagery. The temporal imagery is delivered as dynamic raster layers with multi-temporal information that can be manipulated using a simple time slider. The imagery is provided by commercial and community sources at multiple levels of detail.

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Event Imagery

Event imagery provides access to the latest available imagery both before and immediately after major events, such as natural disasters. This imagery is made available to support emergency response and recovery activities. The imagery is delivered as dynamic raster layers that are optimized for rapid publishing and analysis. The imagery is provided by commercial and community sources that are interested in making the imagery widely available.

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Multispectral Imagery

Multispectral imagery enables you to restyle the imagery to highlight specific characteristics, such as healthy vegetation or impervious surface. The multispectral imagery is delivered as dynamic raster layers that are optimized for user-defined visualization and analysis for a variety of uses and applications. The imagery is provided by commercial and community sources at multiple levels of detail.

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