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  • News - Data Release news

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    Sample data products from ESA’s Third Party Missions

    Samples of data products from a range of Third Party Missions are now available to download, offering a preview of what these missions provide.

  • News - Data Release news

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    European Cities: Cartosat-1 Euro-Maps 3D DSMs and Ortho Images

    ESA is pleased to announce that the Cartosat-1 Euro-Maps 3D Digital Surface Model (DSM) and ortho image products collection on European cities has been opened to users in the framework of Earthnet’s Third Party Mission Programme.

  • Data - Fast Registration with approval (Restrained)

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    European Cities: Cartosat-1 Euro-Maps 3D

    A large number of European cities are covered by this dataset; for each city you can find one or more Cartosat-1 ortho image products and one or more Euro-Maps 3D DSM tiles clipped to the extent of the ortho coverage. The Euro-Maps 3D DSM is a homogeneous, 5 m spaced Digital Surface Model semi-automatically derived from 2.5 m Cartosat-1 in-flight stereo data with a vertical accuracy of 10 m. The very detailed and accurate representation of the surface is achieved by using a sophisticated and well adapted algorithm implemented on the basis of the Semi-Global Matching approach. The final product includes several pixel-based quality and traceability layers: The dsm layer (*_dsm.tif) contains the elevation heights as a geocoded raster file The source layer (*_src.tif) contains information about the data source for each height value/pixel The number layer (*_num.tif) contains for each height value/pixel the number of IRS-P5 Cartosat-1 stereo pairs used for the generation of the DEM The quality layer (*_qc.tif) is set to 1 for each height/pixel value derived from IRS-P5 Cartosat-1 data and which meets or exceeds the product specifications The accuracy vertical layer (*_acv.tif) contains the absolute vertical accuracy for each quality controlled height value/pixel. The ortho image is a Panchromatic image at 2.5 m resolution. The following table defines the offered product types. EO-SIP product type Description PAN_PAM_3O IRS-P5 Cartosat-1 ortho image DSM_DEM_3D IRS-P5 Cartosat-1 DSM

  • Document - General Reference

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    Third Party Missions Brochure

    This brochure summarises ESA's Third Party Missions programme, providing a timeline and examples of content related to some of the missions.

  • News - Infographics

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    An overview of ESA's Third Party Missions programme

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Infographics

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    ESA Third Party Missions timeline

    We've released a new timeline to illustrate the history of the ESA Third Party Missions.

  • News - General News

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    ESA and GAF AG continue to offer free-of-charge access to Third Party Mission data

    In January 2021, ESA and GAF AG extended their agreement under ESA’s Third Party Missions programme regarding the provision of IRS data and DSMs until the end of 2021.

  • Document - Technical Note

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    Indian-Data-Terms-Of-Applicability.pdf

    This document contains the Terms of Applicability and the Terms and Conditions for accessing the third party mission data from Indian data sources.

  • News - General News

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    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

    EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

  • Data - Project Proposal (Restrained)

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    CartoSat-1 archive and Euro-Maps 3D Digital Surface Model

    CartoSat-1 (also known as IRS-P5) archive products are available as PAN-Aft (backward), PAN-Fore (forward) and Stereo (PAN-Aft and PAN-Fore). Sensor Products Type Resolution (m) Coverage (km x km) System or radiometrically corrected Ortho corrected (DN) Neustralitz archive Global archive PAN PAN-Aft (backward) PAN-Fore (forward) Stereo (PAN-Aft+PAN-Fore) Panchromatic 2.5 27 x 27 X X 2007 - 2016 2005 - 2019 Note: Resolution 2.5 m. - Coverage 27 km x 27 km System or radiometrically corrected. For Ortho corrected products, if unavailable, user has to supply ground control information and DEM in suitable quality For Stereo ortho corrected: only one of the datasets will be ortho corrected. Euro-Maps 3D is a homogeneous, 5 m spaced digital surface model (DSM) semi-automatically derived from 2.5 m in-flight stereo data provided by IRS-P5 CartoSat-1 and developed in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center, DLR. The very detailed and accurate representation of the surface is achieved by using a sophisticated and well adapted algorithm implemented on the basis of the Semi-Global Matching approach. In addition, the final product includes detailed flanking information consisting of several pixel-based quality and traceability layers also including an ortho layer. Product Overview Post spacing 5 m Spatial reference system DD, UTM or other projections on WGS84 Height reference system EGM96 Absolute vertical accuracy LE90 5-10 m Absolute Horizontal Accuracy CE90 5-10 m Relative vertical accuracy LE90 2.5 m File format GeoTIFF, 16 bit Tiling 0.5° x 0.5° Ortho Layer Pixel Size 2.5 m The CartoSat-1 products and Euro-Maps 3D are available as part of the GAF Imagery products from the Indian missions: IRS-1C, IRS-1D, CartoSat-1 (IRS-P5), ResourceSat-1 (IRS-P6) and ResourceSat-2 (IRS-R2) missions. Euro-Maps 3D available data map

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    IRS-P5 (Cartosat-1)

    IRS-P5 (Cartosat-1) was a stereoscopic Earth observation satellite that generated Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and other value-added products.

  • Document - Product Document

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    Euro-Maps-Product-Format.pdf

    Naming conventions and meta data formats for IRS scene based products provided by GAF

  • Document - User Guide

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    CartoSat-1-Data-User-Handbook.pdf

    The Cartosat-1 Data User’s Handbook is published to provide essential information to the users about the mission - the sensors, orbit and coverage, referencing scheme, data acquisition, products, and services.