Although Radiant.Earth provides lots of data, you may want to use your own imagery. This tutorial will walk you through importing your own data.

First, you'll need to make sure that your data is properly prepared. Radiant.Earth only allows GeoTIFFs, which are image files that include metadata about where the file is located.

There are multiple ways to import imagery, but the most straightforward is to import into a specific datasource. If your imagery is not from one of the pre-existing sources, you will need to create a new datasource.

Once your datasource is ready, go to Imports, select Browse Datasources, View the datasource of your image, and then click Start an Import. In the example, we're uploading Landsat 5 imagery.

If you're importing images downloaded on your computer, make sure you have Local System selected, then click Next.

Click Select Files and click the images you want to upload. You can select multiple images at a time. Then, click Next.

You then have the option of adding an acquisition date and cloud cover rating, which will enable you to find the image later on and sort when your images were taken. The acquisition date should be the date the image was taken. 

Your images will be uploaded. Once they're uploaded, it can take some time for the images to ingest into the system, when they'd become accessible. You can check the ingest status of your uploads on the Imports page.

When your imagery is ingested, you'll be able to find it the same way you'd find any other available image, by sorting for it.

If you have data in a cloud server or from one of our third-party partners, you can import and use those images in our platform. Learn how to connect to an AWS Bucket or connect to Planet.

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