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I was wondering if there exists a Python library/API for downloading satellite images. Ideally, I would want to enter the latitude and longitude of a bounding box and get a high resolution image covering that box. Whether it is from Google Maps or other services doesn't matter.

Any ideas?

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There are python APIs for downloading satellite imagery. You can get one from any of:- 1) www.planet.com 2) www.openstreetmap.org

This pycon presentation "Python from Space: Analyzing Open Satellite Imagery Using the Python Ecosystem" by Katherine Scott covers what you are looking for. See details of it at: https://github.com/kscottz/PythonFromSpace/blob/master/README.md

Also these OS questions has some useful answers related to what you are looking for: 1) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4802513/where-how-to-get-free-high-resolution-satellite-images-for-geospatial-data-vis 2) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7490491/capture-embedded-google-map-image-with-python-without-using-a-browser

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