CartoSat-1 archive and Euro-Maps 3D Digital Surface Model

How to Access Data

The collection is open for research and application development, prototype and test projects to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada) and in the European Commission Member States.

Data are available for on demand ordering upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA.

The process takes up to two weeks and there are no deadlines for submitting a proposal.

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ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be allowed to each project. Availability and restrictions to the use of the data are described in the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) T&C and in the Terms of Applicability document


CartoSat-1 (also known as IRS-P5) archive products are available as PAN-Aft (backward), PAN-Fore (forward) and Stereo (PAN-Aft and PAN-Fore).

Sensor Products Type Resolution (m) Coverage (km x km) System or radiometrically corrected Ortho corrected (DN) Neustralitz archive Global archive
PAN PAN-Aft (backward)
PAN-Fore (forward)
Stereo (PAN-Aft+PAN-Fore)
Panchromatic 2.5 27 x 27 X X 2007 - 2016 2005 - 2019


  • Resolution 2.5 m. - Coverage 27 km x 27 km.
  • System or radiometrically corrected. For Ortho corrected products, if unavailable, user has to supply ground control information and DEM in suitable quality,
  • For Stereo ortho corrected: only one of the datasets will be ortho corrected.

Euro-Maps 3D is a homogeneous, 5 m spaced digital surface model (DSM) semi-automatically derived from 2.5 m in-flight stereo data provided by IRS-P5 CartoSat-1 and developed in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center, DLR.

The very detailed and accurate representation of the surface is achieved by using a sophisticated and well adapted algorithm implemented on the basis of the Semi-Global Matching approach. In addition, the final product includes detailed flanking information consisting of several pixel-based quality and traceability layers also including an ortho layer.

Product overview:

Post spacing 5m
Spatial reference system DD, UTM or other projections on WGS84
Height reference system EGM96
Absolute vertical accuracy LE90 5-10 m
Absolute Horizontal Accuracy CE90 5-10 m
Relative vertical accuracy LE90 2.5 m
File format GeoTIFF, 16 bit
Tiling 0.5° x 0.5°
Ortho Layer Pixel Size 2.5 m

The CartoSat-1 products and Euro-Maps 3D are available as part of the GAF Imagery products from the Indian missions: IRS-1C, IRS-1D, CartoSat-1 (IRS-P5), ResourceSat-1 (IRS-P6) and ResourceSat-2 (IRS-R2) missions.

'Cartosat-1 archive' collection has worldwide coverage: for data acquired over Neustrelitz footprint, the users can browse the EOWEB GeoPortal catalogue to search archived products; worldwide data (out the Neustrelitz footprint) as well as Euro-Maps 3D DSM products can be requested by contacting GAF user support to check the readiness since no catalogue is not available.

All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described into the Terms of Applicability available in Resources section.

Euro-Maps 3D available data map



Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2005-06-01 - 2019-02-01
Date of launch:
Mission status:
Orbit height:
618 km
Orbit type:
Swath width:
30km PAN-Fore; 27km PAN-Aft
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm)


level 1 , level 2 , level A , level A+ , multiple


Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions



CartoSat-1 data user handbook
Product Specifications
Euro-Maps 3D available data map
Euro-Maps 3D product description
Product Specifications
Euro-Maps 3D product format and naming conventions
Product Specifications
Cartosat-1 L1 and L2 product format
Product Specifications
EOWEB GeoPortal Catalogue
Indian Data Terms of Applicability
Access guide
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