I have been trying to get weekly downloads for a region of interest from the PLANET API and I had a couple of questions regarding the asset types
I have been consistently getting much less number of PlanetScope OrthoTile Analytic(PSOrthoTile Analytic) compared to Rapid Eyes OrthoTile Analytic(REOrthoTile) for the same time periods. If I understand it correctly and the same areas are being mapped everyday shouldn't I get a consistent number of scenes from PSOrthoTile as well and much more. Am I missing something here, should I be looking into different asset type instead of using "PSOrthoTile Analytic" or "REOrthoTile Analytic" to include NIR band and daily imagery?
The REOrthoTile seems to be calibrated meaning I can generate False Color Composites and derive indices from the RE product however for the PSOrthoTile Analytic is the 4th Band NIR because I cannot seem to create a FCC or do any band math using existing setup such as NDVI for example since the value is pure DN and stretched upto the 16bit maxima.
I look forward to some insight and maybe someone has a working example they would like to share.
After clarification on the first point, I do understand that RE has been functional much longer and hence their archival data is richer for older time periods. In terms of Analytic versus Visual imagery I wanted to point out that I downloaded both analytic and visual imagery and they both seem to have only 3 bands and one transparency band.
I have tried this with multiple scenes and target and standard selections within the analytic images. So you can see why there is the confusion. This means I have only 3 bands available within the analytic band which I cannot use to create false color composites or to perform NDVI. I look forward to your thoughts.The scenes id shown here is "20160803_013818_0c43_analytic" and visual from open California