Guide How to Download Imagery on SAS Planet for Beginners

by Kelvin
Guide How to Download Imagery on SAS Planet for Beginners

What is SAS Planet? SAS Planet is a free application to view and download satellite maps from several services such as Google Earth, Google Maps, Bing Maps, DigitalGlobe, Kosmosnimki, Yandex.maps, and others. In this article, I will explain how to download imagery on SAS Planet.

With this application, you can get high-resolution images that can even be accessed offline because they are stored on your computer (if downloaded). Downloaded image files can also be saved in several formats such as JPEG, and TIFF. For further explanation, let’s see the explanation below.

How to Download Image on SAS Planet

Before going into the steps of downloading the image, first of all, you have to download the SAS Planet app on your PC and install it. Below are the steps to download and install SAS Planet.

  

1. Open this link to download SAS Planet. Download the latest version of the SAS Planet application on the website.

2. Because the file is in the form of RAR, it must be extracted first by right-clicking the file and then clicking Extract files as indicated by the arrow in the image below

extract files

3. Open the folder from SAS Planet. Then, scroll down until you find the application file SASPlanet as indicated by the arrow in the image below. Double click the file to install it.

SASPlanet

4. Wait for this application to finish loading.

opening

5. Display SAS Planet for the first time will look like in the image below.

How to Download Image on SAS Planet

6. In this example, I will use Satellite Bing. How to click menu Satellite dropdown then click Bing -> Bing Maps – satellite as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

satellite

6. The result will look like in the image below. To enlarge the map and search for the desired object, you can use the features Zoom on the left side as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

zoom

A. Download Image with Rectangular Selection

Rectangular Selection is a way to select a map area using a box. The following are the steps to download an image with a rectangular selection.

1. Select the map location you want to download. For example like the image below.

How to Download Imagery on SAS Planet Google Earth

2. Click the icon selection on the menu then click Rectangular Selection as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

rectangular selection

3. Drag the squares on the map to form the selection area. The part of the map that is entered in the box will be the area to be downloaded.

selection

4. After that, later, automatically, the Selection Manager window will appear. Open the Stick tab and select the type of output format, here I choose GeoTIFF. Then, select the image storage directory by clicking on the three-dot icon on the right side (marked by number 1).

Select the Zoom value, the larger the value, the more detailed/clear the image will be, but the download process will take longer, and vice versa (marked by number 2). Then, for Projection, click options Geographics…. (marked by number 3). Type “TIFF” in the Format field (marked by number 4).

To download the image, click the button Start as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

How to Download Images on the Latest SAS Planet

5. The satellite image you want has been successfully downloaded. Display the image on the computer will look like in this image.

tiff

B. Download Image with Visible Area

Visible Area means selecting the entire visible area. The following are the steps to download an image with a visible area.

1. Select the area you want to download, for example as shown below.

samosir

2. Click the icon selection on the menu then click Visible Area as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

visible area

3. Now, automatically, all areas that appear on SAS Planet will be selected and the Selection Manager window will appear. Open the Stick tab and select the type of output format, here I choose JPEG. Then, select the image storage directory by clicking the three-dot icon on the right side as indicated by the arrow in the image.

save to

4. Select the storage directory and enter the file name. Click button Save as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

save

5. Select the Zoom value, here I choose number 15 (marked by number 1). Then, for Projection, click options Geographics…. (marked by number 2). Increase the quality percentage to 100% (marked by number 3). In number 4, check file types georeferencing what you want such as .map, .dat, .kml, and .tab (optional).

To download the image, click the button Start as indicated by the arrow in the image below.

selection manager

6. Wait until the process is complete.

process

7. Display the image on the computer will look like in this image.

samosir picture

8. The storage directory will look like the image below.

output

Well, those are some ways to download images from the SAS Planet application. Hopefully the discussion that has been described above is useful. Happy practicing it. Thank You!