NEW: Sentinel Satellite Imagery in Caltopo

Stickerbumper

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This is a total game changer when it comes to early season trip planning and I haven't seen anyone posting this yet, so I thought I'd share it.


Basically, caltopo's daily updated low-res satellite imagery is now supplemented with high-res Sentinel imagery on a weekly basis. That means you can see real time snow coverage and estimate melt off rates since you can go back a few weeks (or years if you wish to) and compare, something you really couldn't do well before with the low-res images. For now the feature is free, but it might only be accessible to premium users in the future.
 
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Jackson

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That really will be a game changer. Is it live for anyone yet? I looked for the option and can't find it.
 

Hiker Seth

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Works like a champ. It's in the drop down menu when you add a layer. However, looking at the Beartooth plateau is making me sad.
 

Stickerbumper

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That really will be a game changer. Is it live for anyone yet? I looked for the option and can't find it.

Maybe it's already behind the paywall? Can anyone who doesn't have premium confirm this works for them?
 

Hiker Seth

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Me.

1) Stack new layer
2) Satellite images
3) Weekly Hi-res
4) Change opacity to whatever works for your needs.
 

Jackson

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Interesting. I'm not seeing it as an option in layers.
 

Perry

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BTW... this is HHUUUUGGGE!
 
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Jackson

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Wow. This is an unbelievably wonderful tool. I'll pay for Caltopo if they make this a paid-only feature. I've been agonizing over where to go for a 3-nighter I've got planned with some friends who are flying out in under two weeks. This really makes it a lot easier.
 

WasatchWill

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Wow. This is an unbelievably wonderful tool. I'll pay for Caltopo if they make this a paid-only feature. I've been agonizing over where to go for a 3-nighter I've got planned with some friends who are flying out in under two weeks. This really makes it a lot easier.

Can't go wrong with the loop route I just did on Boulder over the weekend. As for paying for Caltopo, I've been paying for the mid-tier membership the last couple years, just to support the incredibly awesome collection of tools already made available there. This new addition looks awesome!
 

Hiker Seth

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Wow. This is an unbelievably wonderful tool. I'll pay for Caltopo if they make this a paid-only feature. I've been agonizing over where to go for a 3-nighter I've got planned with some friends who are flying out in under two weeks. This really makes it a lot easier.

I believe that's the plan long term. They said on reddit it is pricey but they will leave it on as long as they can. I will absolutely pay for this kind of realtime data.
 

b.stark

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Wow. Glad this was pointed out. Looking at my upcoming route in Alaska, this is amazingly helpful. I feel a lot more confident after having looked it over on this new layer. Hard to get on the ground reports of snow/ice conditions up there. Will be checking this often over the next month to keep an eye on things.

I never feel like my caltopo subscription money is wasted.
 

Artemus

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Any way to tell what date the picture/imagery was taken?
Oh, I see, zoom out a little and date stamps show up. Next question.. any way to cycle back and forth to different dates as you can in Worldview?
 

Artemus

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Oh, I see, zoom out a little and date stamps show up. Next question.. any way to cycle back and forth to different dates as you can in Worldview?
OK answered that one myself also - I should poke around before asking the world. There is a dropdown to go back in time...
 

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