Sentinel Hub Documentation

Sentinel Hub is a multi-spectral and multi-temporal big data satellite imagery service, capable of fully automated archiving, real-time processing and distribution of remote sensing data and related EO products, managed by Sinergise Ltd. For more information on Sinergise go to Third Party Services.

How to configure WMS in QGIS

  1. Check QGIS plugin first and continue with the rest of the steps if you prefer manual operation.
  2. Open QGIS and go to on Layer ‣ ADD Layer ‣ Add WMS Layer.
  3. In the Layers tab, click on New.
  4. Enter connection details, use Sentinel WMS url "<WMS URL>" (contact us to get access; for topographic maps you can use one of the OpenStreetMap services, such as
  5. Next, click on the Connect button to fetch the list of available layers.
  6. In the Image encoding section, you need to choose an image format.
    • For imagery layers, JPEG is usually a good choice. Change the Layer name if you wish and click Add.
  7. Set the desirable Coordinate Reference System. For this tutorial choose WGS84 / Pseudo Mercator. Sentinel WMS service currently operating in the popular web mercator coordinate space (EPSG:3857), with the 13 Sentinel-2 bands available as "B01" through "B12" (with "B8A" following "B08") layers.
  8. You will see the Sentinel layer loaded in the QGIS canvas. If the layer is not visible at the current map scale, zoom in to increase the scale of the map - the visualisation is limited on the lower level (cca 1:800.000) and on the upper level (resolution of the Sentinel-2 satellite).