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: GeoTIFF RGB or lossless 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 has assembled a wide range of experience and knowledge in satellite remote sensing and related technologies. We have created some of the world's best images of our beautiful planet, with special attention to remote areas such as islands, deserts and polar caps that are often glossed over by others. We are proud to offer reduced pricing to qualified educational and non-profit clients.