TerraColor NextGen Product Specifications

  •  Source data: Landsat 8 satellite imagery
  • Bands used: Landsat 8 bands 4,3,2 (true color) plus band 8 for pan-sharpening
  • Imagery dates: Primarily 2014-2017, many areas now 2018-2020 (see Current Release below)
  • Datum: WGS84
  • Map Projection: Geographic (Lat Long) with units of decimal degrees (dd)
  • X spatial resolution: 0.0001388 dd (~15 meters at the equator)
  • Y spatial resolution: 0.0001388 dd (~15 meters at the equator)
  • Positional accuracy: 12 meter circular error, 90% confidence globally
  • Imagery extents: Complete global coverage, with lower resolution imagery at the polar caps (85-90 N and S) where Landsat 8 coverage is not available
  • Image formats: Uncompressed GeoTIFF RGB, Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG) compressed RGB, or lossless compressed JPEG2000 RGB
  • For frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page

Current Release - NextGen 2020-Q2

Our new 2020-Q2 release contains significant updates and upgrades over previous releases:


USA 48 states (CONUS) 2018-2019 imagery


All Middle East countries 2019 imagery

checkmarkKorea, Taiwan and UK 2018-2019 imagery

checkmarkOver 50% of China and Japan 2018-2019 imagery

checkmark2018-2019 imagery for the top 300 urban areas of the world (home to over 50% of the world's population)

checkmarkSignificant quality improvements and reductions in cloud cover worldwide


Earthstar Geographics LLC

San Diego, California, USA

Started in 1995, Earthstar Geographics offers a wide range of experience and expertise in satellite remote sensing and related technologies. We are a leading content provider for the global geospatial data market, with an extensive international client base. We are proud to offer reduced pricing to qualified educational and non-profit clients.