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21 Feb 2020

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ESA maintains an archive of IKONOS Geo Ortho Kit data previously requested through the TPM scheme and acquired between 2000 and 2008, over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The imagery products gathered from IKONOS are categorised according to positional accuracy, which is determined by the reliability of an object in the image to be within the specified accuracy of the actual location of the object on the ground.

Within each IKONOS-derived product, location error is defined by a circular error at 90% confidence (CE90), which means that locations of objects are represented on the image within the stated accuracy 90% of the time. There are six levels of IKONOS imagery products, determined by the level of positional accuracy: Geo, Standard Ortho, Reference, Pro, Precision and PrecisionPlus.

The product provided by ESA to Category-1 users is the Geo Ortho Kit, consisting of IKONOS Black-and-White images with radiometric and geometric corrections (1-metre pixels, CE90=15 metres) bundled with IKONOS multispectral images with absolute radiometry (4-metre pixels, CE90=50 metres).

IKONOS collects 1m and 4m Geo Ortho Kit imagery (nominally at nadir 0.82m for panchromatic image, 3.28m for multispectral mode) at an elevation angle between 60 and 90 degrees. To increase the positional accuracy of the final orthorectified imagery, customers should select imagery with IKONOS elevation angle between 72 and 90 degrees.

The Geo Ortho Kit is tailored for sophisticated users such as photogrammetrists who want to control the orthorectification process.

Geo Ortho Kit images include the camera geometry obtained at the time of image collection. Applying Geo Ortho Kit imagery, customers can produce their own highly accurate orthorectified products by using commercial off the shelf software, digital elevation models (DEMs) and optional ground control.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): European Space Agency, 2016, IKONOS ESA archive: Geo Ortho Kit data. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/IK2-5dwhs28

Spatial coverage: 

65 N, -9 S, -8 W, 75 E

Temporal coverage:

2000-12-25 - present

Date of launch:
1999-09-24
Operators:
DigitalGlobe
Mission status:
Completed
Orbit height:
681-709 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
Single image: 11.3 km x 11.3 km. Nominal strip: 11 km x 100 km
Resolution:

Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)

Wavelengths: VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)

Product types: OSA_GEO_1P

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level 1,

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Registration Mode: Fast Approval. The collection is worldwide available upon approval of the data access request, authorised after successful identity or eligibility check (within 2 days).

Discovery and search with various criteria (area of interest, time window, metadata) are offered through the EO-CAT catalogue.

Geographical search is possible by using the clickable zoom map on SM-CAT.

Data search, browse and download are available through the TPM LOADS Online dissemination server.

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

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IKONOS Product Guide
Product Specification
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