Sentinel-2 cloudless: original tiles available

The original GeoTIFF files used to create the Sentinel-2 cloudless layer are now available on an AWS S3 bucket. The bucket uses the “requester pays” setting which means you need to access it using your AWS credentials.

Bucket ID: eox-s2maps
Region: eu-central-1


Tiles are stored as GeoTIFFs containing three 8 bits bands (red, green, blue) each in a non-projected geographic coordinate system (WGS84, EPSG 4326). Compression used is LZW (lossless), tile shape is 512×512 pixels.

Tiles are structured in a tile pyramid scheme based on the WMTS-simple profile defined by the OGC.

To optimize tile numbers, they are combined into 2×2 bigger tiles (metatiles), hence the usual WMTS tile indices (zoom, column, row) don’t apply exactly. To identify the correct tiles per zoom level, one must use the columns and row identifier from the zoom level above (z-1).

This means, URLs to the tiles are following the schema:

Zoom levels available are 7 to 13, where 13 best resembles the original resolution (10 m).


Sentinel-2 cloudless by EOX IT Services GmbH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The attribution shall read “Sentinel-2 cloudless by EOX IT Services GmbH (Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2016)” and include the links as shown here where possible.

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