Find more Data

SPOT 6 & 7 full archive and tasking and SPOT 5 SPOTMaps 2.5 dataset


05 Aug 2020

DOWNLOAD Dataset available upon positive evaluation of Project Proposal (usually 2 weeks).

blue arrow DESCRIPTION

SPOTMaps 2.5 is a dataset providing nationwide or regional seamless coverage, orthorectified, derived from colour imagery acquired by SPOT 5. It is available over more than 110 countries, representing a total of more than 95 million km2. The dataset has a resolution of 2.5 metres and it is composed by level 2A data with radiometric correction identical to that of level 1A.

The SPOT 6 and 7 satellites ensure data continuity with the no longer operational SPOT 5 satellite and provide an archive of very high resolution optical acquisition as well as the possibility to task the satellites for new acquisitions.

The ortho-products are automatically generated by the SPOT 6 and 7 ground segment, based on SRTM database or Reference3D when available. The projection available for SPOT 6 and 7 ortho-products is UTM, datum WGS84.

SPOT 6 and 7 modes:

  • Panchromatic image at 1.5 m resolution
  • Pansharpened colour image at 1.5 m resolution
  • Multispectral image in 4 spectral bands at 6 m resolution
  • Bundle (1.5 m panchromatic image and 6 m multispectral image)

SPOT 6 and 7 processing levels:

  • Primary: The Primary product is the processing level closest to the natural image acquired by the sensor. This product restores perfect collection conditions: the sensor is placed in rectilinear geometry, and the image is clear of all radiometric distortion.
  • Standard Ortho: The Ortho product is a georeferenced image in Earth geometry, corrected from acquisition and terrain off-nadir effects.
  • Tailored ortho: Aside from the Standard Ortho product, when different specifications are needed, a custom orthorectification, with a more precise 3D model provided by the client or acquired for the purpose, can be provided on demand.

The products are available as part of the Airbus provision from Pleiades and Spot missions. SPOT collection has worldwide coverage: the GeoStore Catalogue can be accessed (self registration requested) to discover and check the data readiness.

To complement the traditional and fully customised ordering and download of selected Pléiades and SPOT images in a variety of data formats, the user can also request a subscription for the access to OneAtlas Living Library where the entire OneAtlas optical archive is made available in streaming mode and updated on daily basis.

Search (based on parameter or AOI) and View functionalities are accessible via the OneAtlas Living Library portal or via API

Three different subscription packages will be at the availability of users: a limitation to 80,000 tiles, a limitation to 160,000 tiles, and an all-you-can-eat (unlimited) access. The subscriptions will be open for consumption for one entire year.

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

blue arrow DETAILS


Spatial coverage: 

90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E

Temporal coverage:

2002-06-01 - present

SPOTMAPS 2.5 2002-05-01 - present

SPOT 6 2012-10-01 - present

SPOT 7 2014-07-01 - present

Date of launch:
2002-05-04 (SPOT 5), 2012-09-09 (SPOT-6), 2014-06-30 (SPOT-7)
Mission status:
Orbit height:
832 km for SPOT-5, 694 km for SPOT-6 and 7
Orbit type:
Swath width:
60 km

Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)

High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)

Wavelengths: VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm), SWIR (1.3 - 3.0 µm)


level 1a, level 1b, level 2a, 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 Airbus can introduce limitations 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 data owner.


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


blue arrow RESOURCES

SPOT 1 to 7 products description
SPOTMaps technical information
SPOTMaps 2.5 geographical coverage
OneAtlas Living Library
SPOT 6&7 Imagery User Guide
Product Specifications
GeoStore Catalogue
SPOT and Pleiades Terms of Applicability
Access guide
Guidelines for the submission of Project Proposal
Data Access information
Get Help?
ESA Earth Observation User Services Portal
TPM Geostore User Guide
User Guide