Sentinel-2 USGS Data Hotfix


Release Date: Friday, May 26, 2017

The Sentinel-2 mission consists of two satellites developed to support vegetation, land cover, and environmental monitoring. In late 2016 the formatting of the data provided by ESA was altered in response to concerns regarding path lengths. Subsequently USGS also altered their formatting for data delivered via EarthExplorer and GloVis.

This hotfix provides updated Sentinel-2 SAFE raster format support to read all currently known variants of Sentinel-2 Level 1C imagery delivered by ESA and USGS.

Installation Instructions:

If you install this Hotfix you do not need to also install the earlier v777 Hotfix for ESA Sentinel-2 data. However, if you already have that Hotfix installed, this Hotfix will replace it.

ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 v16.1 must already be installed and configured.

The provided Zip file contains the following updated libraries:

IMAGINE_HOME\bin\x64URelease\ safelib.dll 
IMAGINE_HOME\usr\lib\x64URelease\RasterFormats\ sentinel2.dll 

It is highly recommended that the existing files in your ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 v16.1 install be backed up first, such as by renaming them.

Once the files are backed up, unzip the new files into the IMAGINE_HOME path, restart ERDAS IMAGINE and then run File / Configuration / Reconfigure RasterFormats. Restart ERDAS IMAGINE.


To uninstall the hotfix, copy the backup files over the new files. Run File / Configuration / Reconfigure RasterFormats. Restart ERDAS IMAGINE.

Thank you for your interest. Please register to download this product.

I consent to receive electronic marketing communications on products, services, publications, and events.
Our Privacy Policy describes how we process Personal Data about you. It also provides information on how you may exercise any of your rights as a Data Subject. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link within the electronic marketing communications sent to you. By submitting this form, you agree to our Terms of Use.