WorldView-3 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), 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 and in the Terms of Applicability document

Description

WorldView-3 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-3 offers archive and tasking panchromatic products up to 0.31m GSD resolution, 4-Bands/8-Bands products up to 1.24 m GSD resolution, and SWIR products up to 3.70 m GSD resolution.

Band Combination Data Processing Level Resolution
High Res Optical: 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
High Res Optical: 8-bands Standard(2A)/View Ready Standard (OR2A) 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
View Ready Stereo 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
Map Ready (Ortho) 1:12.000 Orthorectified 30 cm, 40 cm, 50/60 cm
High Res Optical: SWIR Standard(2A)/View Ready Standard (OR2A) 3.7 m or 7.5 m (depending on the collection date)
Map Ready (Ortho) 1:12.000 Orthorectified

 

4-Bands being an optional 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)

8-Bands being an optional from:

  • 8-Band Multispectral (COASTAL, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, RED, RED EDGE, NIR1, NIR2)
  • 8-Band Bundle (PAN, COASTAL, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, RED, RED EDGE, NIR1, NIR2)

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 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.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2014-09-01 - present
Date of launch:
2014-08-13
Operators:
Maxar
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
617 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
13.1 km
Resolution:
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)
Wavelengths:
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm), SWIR (1.3 - 3.0 µm)

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 2 , level 3 , multiple

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

READ T&C

RESOURCES

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