TerraColor NextGen Imagery

TerraColor NextGen is the next generation of our product line built from new (2013-2019) satellite imagery at a spatial resolution of 15 meters per pixel. NextGen products are seamless true color mosaics of multiple Landsat 8 satellite scenes that have been carefully processed and balanced to provide top quality color and contrast. Recent imagery can be critically important for many applications, and NextGen provides an up-to-date medium resolution base map of the entire globe. Our product also provides a perfect complement to high resolution imagery by delivering a consistent, regional view of larger areas.

checkmark100% True Color - Processed using satellite bands corresponding to the same wavelengths of light to which the human eye is sensitive, NextGen colors look truly realistic. In contrast to other products that are created to simulate natural colors, NextGen provides an excellent color match to high resolution true color imagery base maps.

checkmarkNearly Cloud-Free - With less than 0.5% cloud cover globally, NextGen offers clear, haze-free views of the earth. We have worked hard to reduce clouds and atmospheric haze, even in difficult areas with chronic cloud cover such as equatorial tropical rain forests, Alaska's Aleutian Islands and the southern tip of South America.

checkmark15-Meter ResolutionNextGen's spatial resolution of 15 meters per pixel is perfect for viewing the earth from global scales all the way down to 1:60,00 map scale. You can clearly see land use, urbanized areas, freeways, agricultural areas, rivers, coral reefs, and much more.


checkmarkSeamless and ConsistentWe have carefully mosaicked and color balanced 1000's of Landsat 8 images to create a seamless view of the entire planet. We have also optimized the image contrast globally to maximize information content and make features easier to distinguish.


checkmarkReady to Use - Using our proprietary variable-density ocean mask, we remove clouds, ice and image edges from ocean areas to provide a clean, finished map-like look. The imagery is ready to use off-the-shelf for any application and requires no additional work or editing.

checkmarkCustomizable - We can customize NextGen to meet nearly any requirement, from custom bathymetric ocean fills to brightness adjustments to different map projections. Contact us with your requirements - we can often customize the imagery at no additional charge.

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Flight simulator image using NextGen imagery of Northern Territory, Australia
(courtesy Gibson Sceneries)

Flight Simulator Image

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.