WorldView-1 full archive and tasking

How to Access Data

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 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 and in the Terms of Applicability document


WorldView-1 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, WorldView-1 offers archive and tasking panchromatic products up to 0.50 m GSD resolution.

Band Combination Data Processing Level Resolution
Panchromatic Standard(2A)/View Ready STANDARD (OR2A) 50 cm, 30 cm HD
View Ready Stereo 50 cm
Map-Ready (Ortho) 1:12.000 Orthorectified 50 cm, 30 cm HD


Native 50 cm resolution products are processed with MAXAR HD Technology to generate the 30 cm HD products: the initial special resolution (GSD) is unchanged but the HD technique 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:
2007-10-01 - present
Date of launch:
Mission status:
Orbit height:
496 km
Orbit type:
Swath width:
17.6 km
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 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



Map Ready imagery data sheet
Product Specifications
GeoStereo product details
Product Specifications
Stereo product details
Product Specifications
View Ready imagery data sheet
Product Specifications
WorldView, GeoEye, QuickBird Terms of Applicability
Access Guide
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