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Is it possible to find all Sentinel 2 tile ids by country? For example, for a country such as China, is it possible to get a list of all Sentinel 2 tiles id?

Things I've tried so far include looking at Sentinel 2 KML in Google Earth. There is also a matlab code snippet that takes input as lat,long and returns tile ids.

Matlab code snippet: https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/61640-iskandervito-s2_tilefinder

  • Not sure if I understand correctly, but using USGS Earth Explorer you can filter your results using custom shapes, such as a shapefile or kml of china, and get all Sentinel 2 images for. – MrXsquared May 25 at 16:41
  • Thanks, I need a list of Sentinel 2 tile ids for China. I am getting the images from Sentinel 2 AWS repository which requires tile ids. Would USGS be helpful? – gobob May 25 at 16:46
  • Coding questions need code in the question body. Links to third-party sites fail over time, and folks here are much less likely to follow a link, in which case the question is ignored. – Vince May 25 at 16:52
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To use this function you need to register (for free) at USGS.

Go to https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ and log in.

Now draw a bounding box of your desired area or upload a shapfile or KML. Note that this is limited to 30 vertex:

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Add additional criteria such as a time range or the number of visible results (you can download unlimited, see below) if you want to.

Now select Sentinel 2:

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The results will be displayed. You can export your result as .CSV or other formats:

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Make sure to choose "Non limited results" before exporting if you want to download all results without any limit:

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After a few minutes an email will be sent to you including a link to this file. It looks like this for example:

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  • China is 9.6M SqKM. I created a KML for China. It resulted in csv file with a 100 results. Each Sentinel2 tile is 100 SqKM. 100 results => 10,000 SqKM. Where did I wrong? Are the results in CSV limited to a max 100? – gobob May 25 at 19:18
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    @gobob sorry missed that in my answer. Added it now. When exporting it make sure to choose "Non limited results". It returned 381578 results for my china bounding box. – MrXsquared May 25 at 19:49
  • That worked, thanks. – gobob May 25 at 20:06

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