How to identify Sentinel-2 granule zones using a shapefile

The identification of Sentinel-2 granule zones can be useful for searching Sentinel-2 images using the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin (SCP).
It is possible to download a shapefile containing the Sentinel-2 zones.

In order to identify the zones, follow these simple steps:

1. Download this zip file (© Copernicus Sentinel data 2016 downloaded from containing the shapefile of Sentinel-2 tiling grid adapted from the kml file downloaded from ESA at this link

2. Load this shapefile in QGIS

3. Zoom to your study area, loading for instance the OpenStreetMap layer (using the useful plugin QuickMapServices) or any data related to your study area

4. Identify the zones in your study area

You can now follow the steps described in this tutorial to search Sentinel-2 images using SCP.
In the resulting "Image list" you can order the images by "Zone", selecting only the ones identified with the shapefile for your study area, and then download the images.

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