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

How To Access Data

Project Proposal (Restrained)

  1. Go to the ESA User Services Portal
  2. Register or log in to EO Sign In
  3. After logging in, complete and submit the form with your proposed use of the data
  4. The proposal will be evaluated by ESA, which normally takes between 4 and 6 weeks
  5. Upon successful evaluation, you will receive a confirmation email, which describes the amount of data to be provided, and details of how to order the data.
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The collection is open for research and application development projects only to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada), in the European Commission Member States.

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

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.

'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 data provision and availability, data access conditions, usage restrictions and the quota assignment procedure are described in the Terms of Applicability document available in the Resources section.

If you need help with the proposal form, consult this guide on how to access data requiring a project proposal.

For further information about the EO Sign In Service you can visit TellUs.

Should you need support to prepare your proposal or access the data, please contact EOHelp.


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).

SensorProductsTypeResolution (m)Coverage (km x km)System or radiometrically correctedOrtho corrected (DN)Neustralitz archiveGlobal archive
PANPAN-Aft (backward)
PAN-Fore (forward)
Stereo (PAN-Aft+PAN-Fore)
Panchromatic2.527 x 27XX2007 - 20162005 - 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 spacing5 m
Spatial reference systemDD, UTM or other projections on WGS84
Height reference systemEGM96
Absolute vertical accuracyLE90 5-10 m
Absolute Horizontal AccuracyCE90 5-10 m
Relative vertical accuracyLE90 2.5 m
File formatGeoTIFF, 16 bit
Tiling0.5° x 0.5°
Ortho Layer Pixel Size2.5 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.

Euro-Maps 3D available data map
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:
30 km PAN-Fore; 27 km 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.



Product Specifications

CartoSat-1 Data User Handbook

Product Specifications


Euro-Maps 3D Available Data Map


Product Specifications

Euro-Maps 3D Product Description

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Euro-Maps 3D Product Format and Naming Conventions

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Cartosat-1 L1 and L2 Product Format

Product Specifications


EOWEB GeoPortal Catalogue


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Access Guide

Indian Data Terms of Applicability

Access Guide

ESA Earth Observation User Services Portal

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ESA Earth Observation User Services Portal

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