Lens Library Overview
This article will cover the two types of data that are configurable from the Lens Library:
- Layers, which include remote imagery, multispectral data, or other geospatial data that appears on top of the basemap in the property map view.
- Overlays, which display vector data on top of the basemap and selected layer, and may be polygons, lines, or points.
This link takes you to the Layers Library page, or you can navigate there from the Settings page in the top right dropdown. Here, you'll see all the imagery and data layers available. These options are continuing to evolve, and we'll let you know when new layers have been added to our library.
From here, admin users can select or de-select which layers to add to each portfolio from the "Your Layers" section, or by clicking on the layer card to view the portfolios dropdown. Processing will begin immediately, and may take a few minutes to load depending on the layer.
The Layers Library includes many different kinds of data layers available through Lens, including:
- Truecolor imagery, which is a birds-eye view of the land from above. This includes both public imagery, which is freely available, and commercial sources which can be ordered on a per-acre basis for each property.
- Index data, such as sensor data on vegetation and surface water.
- Color infrared data, also known as falsecolor, which displays different infrared band combinations to visually highlight certain features.
- Modeled datasets, such as land cover classification or forest conditions.
- Premium layers, such as Planet Basemaps, can be added to your account from the Layers Library and have an additional monthly or annual cost.