• GEOSPATIAL IMAGERY RESOURCES

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FREE SAMPLE DATA AND SENSORS TABLE

Product Sample Data Launch Dates Resolution Coverage Licensed Accuracy Swath Stereo Orbit Bands
  QuickBird 2 Sample Oct 18, 2001-Jan 27, 2015 0.6 m World Yes 23-Meter CE90 16.5 km No 450 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  WorldView 1 Sample Sept 16, 2007-present 0.5 m Global Yes 4.0-Meter CE90 17.6 km Yes 496 km Panchromatic Only
  WorldView 2 Sample Oct 8, 2009-present 0.46m P / 1.85m MS Global Yes 3.5-Meter CE90 16.4 km Yes 770 km Pan, Coastal, R, G, B, Y, R-Edge, Near IR 1 & 2
  WorldView 3 Sample August 13, 2014 - present 0.31m P / 1.24m MS Global Yes 3.5-Meter CE90 13.1 km Yes 617 km Pan (0.31m), Coastal, R,G,B,Y,R-Edge, Near IR 1 & 2 (1.24m), 8-band SWIR (3.7m->7.5m), 30m CAVIS (Cloud, Aerosol, Water Vapor, Ice, Snow)
  WorldView 3 SWIR (16 bit) Sample August 13, 2014 - present 7.5 m Global Yes 7.5m CE90 14 km N/A 617 km 8-band SWIR (16 bit strongly recommended)
  WorldView 4 Sample November 11, 2016 - present 0.31 m Global Yes 3-Meter CE90 13.1 km Yes 617 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  GeoEye 1 Sample Sept 6, 2008-present 0.41m P / 1.65m MS Global Yes 3.5-Meter CE90 15.2 km Yes 770 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  IKONOS Sample Sept 24, 1999-March 31, 2015 0.8 m Global Yes 7.8-Meter CE90 11 km Yes 681 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
TrueTerrain 2009-present 0.5-1m & 2.5-5m Most of the World Yes N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
  KOMPSAT-2 Sample July 28, 2006-present 1 m Global Yes 80-Meter CE90 15 km No* 685 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  KOMPSAT-3 Sample May 12, 2012-present 0.7 m Global Yes 70-Meter CE90 16 km Yes 685 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  KOMPSAT-3A Sample March 25, 2015 - present 0.55m P / 2.2m MS Global Yes TBD 13-15km Yes 528 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic - Separate 5.5m MWIR Band
  KOMPSAT-5 Sample August 22, 2013 - present 1m, 3m & 20m Global Yes 5-120 km N/A 550 km SAR
  Pléiades 1A Sample December 16, 2011-present 0.5 m Global Yes 4.5-Meter CE90 20km Yes, Tri 694 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  Pléiades 1B Sample December 1, 2012-present 0.5 m Global Yes 4.5-Meter CE90 20km Yes, Tri 694 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
TripleSat September 17, 2015 - present <1 m P / <4m MS Global Yes 23 km Yes 651 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  SPOT 1 Sample Feb 22, 1986-Dec 2, 1990 10 m Global Yes 350m CE90 60km No 832 km 10m Pan, 20m R, G, Near-IR
  SPOT 2 Sample Jan 22, 1990-July 2009 10 m Global Yes 350m CE90 60km No 832 km 10m Pan, 20m R, G, Near-IR
  SPOT 3 Sample Sept 26, 1993-Nov 14, 1997 10 m Global Yes 350m CE90 60km No 832 km 10m Pan, 20m R, G, Near-IR
  SPOT 4 Sample Mar 24, 1998-present 10 m Global Yes 350m CE90 60km No 832 km 10m Pan, 20m G, R, Near-IR, Mid-IR (SWIR)
  SPOT 5 Sample May 4, 2002-March 31, 2015 2.5 m Global Yes 8.8-Meter CE90 60km Yes 832 km 2.5-5m Pan, 10m R, G, Near-IR, 20m Mid-IR (SWIR) (not simultaneous)
  SPOT 6 Sample September 9, 2012 - present 1.5 m Global Yes 10m CE90 60km Yes, Tri 694 km 1.5m Pan, 6m R, G, B, Near Infrared
  SPOT 7 Sample June 30, 2014 - present 1.5 m Global Yes 10m CE90 60km Yes, Tri 694 km 1.5m Pan, 6m R, G, B, Near Infrared
SPOTMaps 2002-present 2.5 m By Country Yes 10-15m RMSE N/A N/A N/A Simulated Natural Color
TerraColor Global 1999 - 2002 15m Global Yes +/- 50m RMSE N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
TerraColor NextGen 2015 - present 15m Global Yes 12m CE90 N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
TerraSar-X (Radar) June 15, 2007-present 1 m Global Yes up to 5m 5km N/A 515 km X-band SAR
TanDEM-X (Radar) June 21, 2010-present 1 m Global Yes up to 5m 5km N/A 515 km X-band SAR
DMC-2 July 29, 2009 - present 22 m Global Yes 11m-16.5m RMSE 650 km No 660 km R, G, NIR (Equal to LandSat7 but with higher resolution and larger swath width)
FormoSat 2 May 20, 2004 - present 2 m Specific Orbit Yes 350m RMS 24km Yes, Tri 891 km 2m Pan, 8m R, G, B, Near Infrared
Deimos-1 July 29, 2009 - present 22 m Global Yes none listed 650 km No 680km R, G, NIR
Deimos-2 June 19, 2014 - Present 0.75 m Global Yes 12 km 620 km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Panchromatic
  RapidEye (1-5) Sample Aug 29, 2008-present 5 m Global Yes <= 10m RMSE 78 km Yes 630km R, G, B, Near Infrared, Red Edge
  RapidEye Mosaics Sample 2009-present 5m By Country Yes <15m RMSE N/A N/A N/A RGB Natural Color
EROS A Dec 2000-present 1.9 m Global Yes 47.8-Meter CE90 14km Yes 480km Panchromatic Only
EROS B Apr 25, 2006-present 0.7 m Global Yes none listed 7km Yes 500 km Panchromatic Only
EROS C Anticipated Launch - 2019 0.7 m Global Yes 510 km
ResourceSat 1 Oct 2003-present 5.8-55 m Global Yes none listed 23-70km Yes 800 km Pan, G,R, NIR, SWIR
ResourceSat 2 04/20/2011 - present 5.8-55 m Global Yes
ResourceSat 2A 12/07/2016 - present 5.8-55 m Global Yes 70-740km
CartoSat-1 05/05/05- present 2.5 m Global Yes none listed 30km Yes 618 km Panchromatic Only
CartoSat-2A 01/10/2007 - present 0.8 m Global Yes 150m 9.6km Yes 630km Panchromatic Only
TruEarth 1999-2002 15 m Global Yes +/- 50 meters N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
  CONUS 10 Sample 1999-2002 10 m United States Yes none listed N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
  Globe 15 Sample 1999-2002 15 m Global Yes none listed N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
GeoCover 1999-2002 15 m Global No none listed N/A N/A N/A LandSat Bands 2, 4 & 7
Satellite ImageMaps Circa 2000 1 km Global Yes none listed N/A N/A N/A Natural Color
Theia 5 m 50 km No R, G, B, NIR (Fixed at Nadir,Images between 52 deg N & S)
Iris 1 m Video Global R, G, B (Videos are 30-60 seconds in length)
Planet Doves
Product Sample Data Vintage Resolution Coverage Licensed Accuracy Bands
 HxIP Imagery Sample 2014-present 15-30cm US, Western Europe Yes CE90=2.6m, CE95-3m, RMSEr = 1.7m Natural Color, CIR
NAIP County Bundles 2006-present 1m Conterminous US No Natural Color, CIR
NAIP County Bundles 2006-present 1m Conterminous US No Natural Color, CIR
NAIP Custom Area 2006-present 1m Conterminous US No Natural Color, CIR
Six-Inch City Imagery 2007-2009 15cm Various US Cities Yes Natural Color
CityOrtho 2002-present 15-60cm Various US Cities No Natural Color
CityOrtho V.2 2002-present 15-60cm Various US Cities No Natural Color
geoOrtho 1990s 1m B&W US No B&W
 Pictometry Ortho Sample 2006-2007 15-30cm Various US Cities Yes Natural Color
 Pictometry Oblique Sample 2004-present 15cm Various US Cities Yes Natural Color
Sanborn City Sets 2002-present 15cm Various US Cities Yes Natural Color
Blue Sky 2002 15cm New York City Yes Natural Color
Eagle Aerial 1999-present 8-45cm Southern California Yes +/- 2 meter accuracy Natural Color
Eagle Aerial 3" 2011 8cm Orange County, CA Yes +/- 1 meter accuracy, NMAS 1" = 100' Natural Color
Landiscor 2010-present 30cm-1m Various US cities Yes Natural Color
 DRCOG Imagery Sample 2004-present 8-30cm Denver, CO Yes Natural Color
Product Sample Data Vintage Resolution Coverage Licensed Accuracy Vertical Datum
 Geiger-mode LiDAR Sample 2014 - present up to 100 ppsm Yes
 Airbus Services' WorldDEM Sample Dec 2010-present 12m World Yes 2m LE90 (slope <20%), 4m LE90 (slope>20%) 10m Absolute* (10m CE90) EGM2008 (m)
Airbus / Elevation 1 2012-present 1m Most of the world Yes 1.5m LE90, 1.5m CE90 Rel. none
Airbus / Elevation 4 2012-present 4m Most of the world Yes 2m LE90, 1.5m CE90 Rel. none
Airbus / Elevation 8 2012-present 8m Most of the world Yes 2.5CE90, 2m LE90 Absolute, 2m XY and 3m Z Relative none
Airbus / Elevation 10 2010-present 10m Most of the world Yes EGM96 (m)
Airbus / Elevation 30 2002-present 30m Most of the world Yes 10m LE90, 15m CE90 none
AW3D (ALOS World 3D from DG) 2006-2011 5m Global Yes 5m RMSE, 7m LE90 EGM96
 NEXTMap World 30 Sample 2000-present 30m Global Yes 10m LE90 (5.68 RMSE) EGM96
 NEXTMap World 10 (DSM / DTM) Sample 2000-present 10m Global Yes 5m RMSE / 10m LE95 EGM96
SRTM-30 February 2000 30m Most of the world No 10m LE90 EGM96 MSL
DG AES 8M Level 2011-present 8m World (much of east Asia is premium) Yes 5m LE90, 8m Absolute
DG AES 4M Level 2011-present 4m World (GCPs Required) Yes 2m LE90, 4m Absolute
DG AES 2M Level 2011-present 2m World (GCPs Required) Yes 1m LE90, 2m Absolute
 HIDEM 2002-present 1-5m World (GCPs Required) Varies Varies
Airbus / SPOT DEM 2002-present 20m By Country Yes 10m CE90 EGM96
NED 1/9 Arc Second (3m) 2010-present 3m 20% of US No
NED (bare-earth) 1925-present 10m & 30m US, Mexico, southern Canada No 2.44m RMSE NAVD88 (AK-NAVD29)
SDTS DEM 1925-present 10-30m US No 7m RMSE, 15m LE90
SRTM-90 February 2000 90m Most of the world No 10m LE90 EGM96 MSL
Harris SRTM February 2000 90m Most of the world Yes 10m LE90
ASTER GDEM (DSM) v2 2000-present 25m* 83* North to 83* South No* 17m LE95 (8.6m RMSE) EGM96
GTOPO30 1996 900m Global No (66m RMSE) Variable
GMTED 7.5 2010 250m Global No (6m RMSE) Variable
GMTED 15 2010 500m Global No (6m RMSE) Variable
GMTED 30 2010 1 km Global No (6m RMSE) Variable
ETOPO2 2001 2km Global No 1m Mean Sea Level (MSL)
ETOPO5 1988 5km Global No unknown MSL and Mean Low Water mix
USGS 1-deg DEM 1925-present 60-90m US No half contour
Intermap USA 2004+ 5m Conterminous US Yes 1m RMSE NAVD88, US Geoid 99
Intermap Europe 2006 5m Western Europe Yes 1m RMSE EVRS2000
Intermap Jamaica 2002 5m Jamaica Yes 3-5m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Puerto Rico 1998 5m Puerto Rico Yes 3-5m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Central/South America 1998-2001 5m Colombia, Ecuador, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama Yes 3-5m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Indonesia 1997-2007 5m Most of Indonesia Yes 3-5m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Philippines 2004 5m Mindinao, Philippines Yes 3-5m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Solomon Is./ Vanuatu 2002-2003 5m Solomon Is./ Vanuatu Yes 3-5m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Malaysia 2009-2010 5m Malaysia Yes 1-3m LE90 EGM96
Intermap Australia (portions) 2009+ 5m portions of Australia Yes 1-3m LE90 AHD
Intermap UK 2002 5m UK Yes 1-3m LE90 ODN (OSGM91)
Intermap Canada 2005 5m 25 km N of US border Yes 1-3m LE90 CGVD28
Intermap Ireland 2007 5m Ireland Yes 1-3m LE90 Belfast OSGM02, Malin OSGM02 Republic of Ireland
Product Sample Data Vintage Scale Coverage Licensed Accuracy Contour Interval
24k DRG 1948-present 1:24,000 US No +/- 40 feet Contour interval varies
100k DRG 1948-present 1:100,000 US No +/- 167 feet Contour interval varies
250k DRG 1948-present 1:250,000 US No +/- 417 feet Contour interval varies
TPC Charts circa 2001 1:500,000 Much of the world No 1005m CE90
Canadian Topo Maps varies 1:50,000 Canada No not listed
Garmin World Data annual update 1:125,000 World Yes +/- 50 meters 150m Contour Interval
Garmin North America Data annual update 1:15,000 US Canada Yes not listed 50' Contour Interval
USGS DLG data 1948-present 1:24,000 US No +/- 40 feet
TIGER Data latest census 1:100,000 US No +/- 167 feet
Collins Bartholomew annual update 1:3M-1:5M World Yes not listed
VMAP0 ~1965-1993 1:1,000,000 World No not listed 500m Contour interval
VMAP1 1996-2001 1:250,000 Some of the World No 125-500m
Rextag GIS Data annual update N/A US Yes most <100'
LeadDog Street Data 2005-present 1:10,000 By Country Yes varies
Europa Data 2008-present 1:1,000,000 World Yes N/A
CompassData GCPs 1994 - present N/A World Yes 3-250cm V / 5-500cm H
WhiteStar Grid annual update N/A US Yes +/- 40 feet
WhiteStar Culture annual update N/A US Yes +/- 167 feet
WhiteStar Wells annual update N/A US Yes +/- 40 feet
WhiteStar Parcel Data annual update N/A US Yes
EGS Clutter Data 2006-2007 30m US Yes not listed

COMMON GEOSPATIAL TERMS

The degree in which a measured value is correct.

A photograph of the Earth’s surface taken with a camera that is mounted on the airplane.

Attributes describe map information represented by a point, line, or area. For example, an attribute for an area might identify it to be a lake or county; an attribute for a line might identify it as a road, railroad, stream, or shoreline.

CIR film is manufactured in a way that makes it more sensitive to the near-infrared portion of the spectrum. On a CIR photo, infrared energy is represented by tones of red. It is most commonly used for vegetation studies.

Features of known ground location that can be accurately located on imagery.

Line of equal elevation.

Digital Elevation Model. A digital file containing equally spaced elevation points represented with an X (east-west value), a Y (north-south value) and a Z (elevation value).

Defines the size and shape of the earth. NAD 27, 83 and WGS 84 are the most common.

Latitude/Longitude or Geographic coordinates. The degree fraction is shown as a decimal instead of minutes and seconds (eg., 39.125, -104.375)

Latitude/Longitude or Geographic Coordinates. The earth is divided into 360 degrees(°), where a degree equals 60 minutes(') and 60 seconds(") equals a minute (eg., 39° 7' 30", -104 22' 30")

A World DEM dataset with a resolution of 2 minutes. Includes Ocean Depths, released in 2001 by NOAA.

A World DEM dataset with a resolution of 5 minutes. Includes Ocean Depths, released in 1988 by NOAA.

Data Format - A file type that can be read by a particular software program. Eg., ArcView Software reads .shp or Shape file format.

One meter Aerial Photography of the United States. Created from DOQQs. 1990 – 2000

Geographic Information System. Software program used to analyize spatial data in a variety of ways.

A World DEM dataset with a resolution of 30 Seconds or approximately 900 meters. Does not include Ocean Depths, completed in late 1996. Developed over a three year period through a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Satellite launched in April, 1999 as a NASA/NOAA/USGS initiative. Carries a new sensor called the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+). Contains a 15-Meter Panchromatic Band. Remains in limited operation today.

An American Earth observation satellite launched on February 11, 2013. Originally called the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), it is a collaboration between NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Angular distance, in degrees of a point north or south of the Equator. Also thought of as an E-W line parallel to the equater denoting a North or South position.

Angular distance, in degrees of a point east or west of Greenwich, England. Also thought of as a N-S line or meridian denoting an East or West position.

Merging two or more spatial data files into one seamless file.

North American Datum of 1927. NAD27 is defined with an initial point at Meads Ranch, Kansas, and by the parameters of the Clarke 1866 ellipsoid. The location of features on most USGS topographic maps, including the definition of 7.5-minute quadrangle corners, are referenced to the NAD27.

North American Datum of 1983. NAD83 is an Earth-centered datum and uses the Geodetic Reference System 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid, unlike NAD27, which is based on an initial point (Meades Ranch, Kansas). Using recent measurements with modern geodetic, gravimetric, astrodynamic, and astronomic instruments, the GRS 80 ellipsoid has been defined as a best fit to the worldwide geoid. Because the NAD83 surface deviates from the NAD27 surface, the position of a point based on the two reference datums will be different.

National Agriculture Imagery Program. Started in 2002 by the USDA. Purpose is to quickly create digital aerial photography at one and two meter resolutions. An emphasis is given to areas containing agricultural land.

Aerial photographs produced in natural color are less common and more expensive but can be more useful because the human eye can discriminate between color variations better than shades of gray.

These photos are taken with the camera axis at an angle other than 90° to the ground. The image can be a high oblique, which includes a horizon, or a low oblique, which does not.

The process of removing X, Y and Z distortions from a digital aerial photo.

A reconstructed aerial photo in which all X, Y distortion has been removed.

A mosaic constructed from orthophotos. The image is seamless because the scale variations and distortions have been removed

A spatial image where the data is expressed as a matrix of cells or pixels, with spatial position implicit in the ordering of the pixels. This data is particularly suitable for certain types of spatial operations (e.g., overlays or area calculations). Unlike vector data, there are no implicit topological relationships.

A measure of the amount of detail that can be seen in an image; the earth size of a pixel.

Spatial Data Transfer Standard. The SDTS was approved in July 1992 as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 173. This Standard is actually a spatial data format used widely by the USGS.

90 Meter global DEM data obtained from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Data obtained in February of 2000.

A spacecraft that orbits another body, such as a planet or the sun.

Relationship existing between a distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the Earth.

Two adjacent, overlapping aerial photos that when viewed together through a stereoscope produce a 3D image.

Maps that present the horizontal and vertical positions of the features represented; distinguished from a planimetric map by the addition of relief. the elevation element.

United States Geological Survey. Established in March of 1879, the Geological Survey's primary responsibilities are: investigating and assessing the Nation's land, water, energy, and mineral resources; conducting research on global change; investigating natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanos, landslides, floods, and droughts; and conducting the National Mapping Program. To attain these objectives, the Geological Survey prepares maps and digital and cartographic data; collects and interprets data on energy and mineral resources; conducts nationwide assessments of the quality, quantity, and use of the Nation's water resource; performs fundamental and applied research in the sciences and techniques involved; and publishes and disseminates the results of its investigations in thousands of new maps and reports each year.

Universal Transverse Mercator projection. This is a very common projection and is used by the USGS. It is based on 6 degree zones of longitude surrounding the earth and the units are in millions of meters.

Refers to a format where all spatial data is stored as points, lines, and areas rather than as an image or continuous tone picture (raster). These vector data have location and attribute information associated with them.

These are the most common type of aerial photographs. They are produced with the camera axis aimed vertically, perpendicular to the ground.