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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, 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 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.

The list of available archived data can be retrieved using the Image Library catalogue.

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.


QuickBird high resolution optical products are available as part of the Maxar Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3/-4, and GeoEye-1 satellites. All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described into the Terms of Applicability available in Resources section.

In particular, QuickBird offers archive panchromatic products up to 0.60 m GSD resolution and 4-Bands Multispectral products up to 2.4 m GSD resolution.

Band CombinationData Processing LevelResolution
Panchromatic and 4-bandsStandard(2A)/View Ready Standard (OR2A)15 cm HD, 30 cm HD, 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
View Ready Stereo30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
Map-Ready (Ortho) 1:12,000 Orthorectified15 cm HD, 30 cm HD, 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm


4-Bands being an option from:

  • 4-Band Multispectral (BLUE, GREEN, RED, NIR1)
  • 4-Band Pan-sharpened (BLUE, GREEN, RED, NIR1)
  • 4-Band Bundle (PAN, BLUE, GREEN, RED, NIR1)
  • 3-Bands Natural Colour (pan-sharpened BLUE, GREEN, RED)
  • 3-Band Colored Infrared (pan-sharpened GREEN, RED, NIR1)
  • Natural Colour / Coloured Infrared (3-Band pan-sharpened)

Native 30 cm and 50/60 cm resolution products are processed with MAXAR HD Technology to generate respectively the 15 cm HD and 30 cm HD products: the initial special resolution (GSD) is unchanged but the HD technique intelligently increases the number of pixels and improves the visual clarity achieving aesthetically refined imagery with precise edges and well reconstructed details.



Spatial coverage:
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2001-11-01 - 2015-03-31
Date of launch:
Mission status:
Orbit height:
450 km
Orbit type:
Swath width:
16.5 km
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m), High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)


Level 2, Level 3, Multiple


Specific restrictions to the use of data may apply for TPMs according to the terms of applicability valid for each mission. Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions.



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Map Ready Data Imagery Sheet

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GeoStereo Product Details

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Stereo Product Details

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View Ready Imagery Data Sheet

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Access guide

Indian Data Terms of Applicability

Access guide

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