This tutorial is part 9 of the OSINT At Home series. It covers a common question that I get asked a lot, which is where I am getting my satellite imagery from. So I’ve made this tutorial on my four favourite satellite imagery sources and tools – and they’re all free.
This tutorial may suit you if you are keen to learn a little bit more about how and where to find satellite imagery for free. We all know commercial imagery can be expensive, so getting it for free is quite helpful.
If you are keen on learning more about geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), GIS, open source intelligence (OSINT), verification, geolocation or being able to visualise findings in research, journalism or movie making with satellite imagery, then you might find this tutorial helpful.
The OSINT At Home series is useful for those looking to find digital breadcrumbs and pick up some methods of open source intelligence (OSINT), digital investigations and good old plain research. No matter who you are, or where you are in the world, you can follow these tutorials from home with publicly available information to answer questions such as who, what, where and when.
FREE SATELLITE IMAGERY SOURCES
Google Earth Pro: https://www.google.co.uk/earth/download/gep/agree.html
Sentinel Hub Playground: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel-playground
Zoom Earth: https://zoom.earth/
World Imagery Wayback: https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/wayback
How to geolocate an image or find a location using satellite imagery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoqWbpZUOSo
/>How to create a satellite image timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMuVP9JI2ps
/>How to view past satellite imagery on Google Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpN9nEnivnU&t=130s
/>How to add KML/KMZ files to Google Earth and where to find them: https://benjaminstrick.com/geospatial-awareness-how-to-add-data-to-google-earth/
15 Free Satellite Imagery Data Sources:
Free Satellite Imagery Sources: https://eos.com/blog/free-satellite-imagery-sources/
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CREDITS FOR THIS TUTORIAL
Imagery: Google Earth/Landsat Copernicus
Satellite imagery: Copernicus Sentinel & Landsat data source acquired through the Sentinel Hub Sentinel Playground: https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentine…, Sinergise Ltd.
Microsoft Maps, ESRI Imagery
Music Intro: World’s Fair – God Mode
Music End: Dhaka by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/