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 Combination Data Processing Level Resolution
Panchromatic and 4-bands Standard(2A)/View Ready Standard (OR2A) 15 cm HD, 30 cm HD, 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
View Ready Stereo 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
Map-Ready (Ortho) 1:12,000 Orthorectified 15 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.

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



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


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), in the European Commission Member States and in China as part of the Dragon cooperation programme but European Space Imaging can introduce limitation due to security regulations.

Data are available for on demand ordering, upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner (product/programming quotas are assigned if applicable). The process usually 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 document and in the Terms of Applicability document


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



Map Ready data imagery sheet
Product Sepcification
GeoStereo product details
Product Sepcification
Stereo product details
Product Sepcification
View Ready imagery data sheet
Product Sepcification
WorldView, GeoEye, QuickBird Terms of Applicability
Access guide
Guidelines for the submission of Project Proposal
Data Access information
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