To create a new AOI, log in to your account (or create one if you haven’t already). AOIs you have already created will be listed in this tab. From this tab, you can create new AOIs, or edit/delete existing ones.

Create an Area of Interest

Create an Area of Interest (AOI) using one of four tools:

  • Select the current view of the map
  • Draw a polygon
  • Draw a rectangle
  • Select a county or state from a list of pre-defined AOIs

Current Map

  1. Click or tap the Explore a New Area button.
  2. Zoom in to the area you want to monitor.
  3. Click/tap the Current Map button. A rectangle is drawn around the selected area.
  4. To edit the AOI:
    1. Click/tap the Edit Shape button.
    2. Click and drag the individual points.
    3. When finished click/tap the Add this AOI to my list button.
    4. Give your AOI a name and click/tap the Save button.
  5. To delete the AOI, click/tap Delete Shape.

Polygon

  1. Cick or tap the Explore a New Area button
  2. Click/tap the Polygon button.
  3. Click/tap points around your boundary. Close the boundary by clicking the first point again.
  4. To edit the AOI:
    1. Click/tap the Edit Shape button.
    2. Click and drag the individual points.
    3. When finished click/tap the Add this AOI to my list button.
    4. Give your AOI a name and click/tap the Save button.
  5. To delete the AOI, click/tap Delete Shape.

Rectangle

  1. From the My Areas tab, click or tap the Explore a New Area button.
  2. Click or tap the Rectangle button.
  3. Click and drag on the map to create your rectangle.
  4. To edit the AOI:
    1. Click or tap the Edit Shape button.
    2. Click and drag the individual points.
    3. When finished click or tap the Add this AOI to my list button.
    4. Give your AOI a name and click/tap the Save button.
  5. To delete the AOI, click or tap Delete Shape.

Pre-Defined AOIs

  1. Click or tap the Explore a New Area button
  2. Select the Pre-Defined Areas button.
  3. Select a state from the dropdown list.
  4. Click/tap the Explore button to select the State OR
  5. Select a county from the dropdown list.
  6. Click/tap the Explore button.
  7. To save the AOI, click/tap the Add this AOI to my list button.

Delete an AOI

Delete an AOI, click or tap the trashcan icon next to each AOI.

Edit an Existing AOI

To edit an existing AOI:

  1. Click on the AOI.
  2. Click the Edit Shape button.

Planet Imagery

You can view Planet imagery for any saved AOI:

  1. Click or tap Planet Satellite Imagery. (Imagery may take some time to load.)
  2. A list of available daily images displays. [The “eye” icon will turn to grey and crossed out.]
  3. Hover over an image to find out about cloud cover, usable data, resolution and scene type.
  4. Click on a satellite image to select it.
  5. You can also click on the monthly mosaic buttons at the bottom of the map view.

Note: When viewing Planet imagery, a given satellite image may not cover your entire AOI. If this is the case, try viewing a monthly mosaic image instead.