Satellite Imagery : High Resolution

High resolution satellite images (resolution 1m to 30m) allow users to manage, analyse, create and edit data for vast amounts of applications including:

  • Crops
  • Forests
  • Water bodies
  • Land use classification
  • Cities
  • Minerals

GEO Data Design offers high resolution satellite imagery from Airbus Defense & Space giving customers flexibility, in terms of price and spectral resolution.

Airbus Defence & Space’s first ‘twins’ in the SPOT family, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are 180-degree-phased, enabling a revisit at least once a day for any point on Earth. Delivering 1.5-m high resolution products with five spectral bands (Pan/R/G/B/NIR).

Mosaiced Country coverages available, as well as Archive and New tasking.

Please contact our Imagery team for further information: imagery@datadesign.co.za

High Resolution Imagery

High Resolution Imagery

High Resolution Sensors

Sensor Resolution Multispectral Bands•
SPOT 6, 7 1.5m Blue/Green/ Red/ Near Infra-red + Panchromatic
SPOT 2.5-20m Blue/Green/Red/SWIR + Panchromatic

High Resolution Satellite Imagery Products

SPOT 6 & 7 Primary Product

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, the image is clear of all radiometric distortion (colour). The Primary product is optimal for clients familiar with the satellite imagery processing techniques wishing to apply their own production methods (orthorectification or 3D modelling for example).

SPOT 6 & 7 Ref Ortho Product

The Ortho product is an image that has been corrected (viewing angle and ground effects) so that it may be superimposed on a map. Radiometric and geometric adjustments and the use of a 3D model to reproduce relief, mean all “perspective” effects are eliminated, simulating a vertical shot. The Ortho product is optimal for simple and direct use of the image: it can be used and ingested directly into a Geographic Information System. This processing level facilitates the management of several layers of products, from the same sensor or others, while reducing localization gaps that can be caused by different viewing angles or relief between the various layers. The standard 3D model used for ground corrections is the worldwide Elevation30 dataset (also known as Referenced 3D).

SPOT 6 & 7 Primary Stereo & Tri-Stereo

A great feature of SPOT 6 & 7 is to offer a high resolution stereoscopic cover capability. The stereoscopic cover is achieved within the same pass of the area, which enables a homogeneous product to be created quickly. The system’s fore and aft mode offers the possibility to achieve a “classical” stereoscopic imaging, composed of two  or three images for which the angular difference (Incidence Angle/ Altitude) can be adjusted.