GBDX Content

GBDX offers 16 years of time-lapse satellite Earth imagery from a comprehensive list of sources, including DigitalGlobe satellites and selected third-party content providers. Currently available datasets include:

DigitalGlobe

MDA

NASA

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WorldView-3

GBDX provides access to WorldView-3’s high-resolution, super-spectral 30 cm imagery that allows for fast and precise mapping of various features anywhere in the world. 31 cm panchromatic resolution, 1.24 m multispectral resolution, and 3.7 m short-wave infrared (SWIR) resolution are available for processing.

Worldview-3 image

Uses
With industry-leading geolocation accuracy and superior haze penetration, Worldview-3 imagery is ideal for many new and enhanced applications, including mapping, land classifications, disaster preparedness and response, oil and gas, identification of man-made materials, and more.

Spectral Bands

  • Panchromatic band
  • Multispectral 4-band: 4 standard VNIR colors are blue, green, red, near-IR1
  • Multispectral 8-band: 4 additional VNIR colors are coastal, yellow, red edge, and near-IR2
  • Shortwave infrared resolution: 8 SWIR bands that penetrate haze, fog, smog, dust, and smoke

Date Range
August 13. 2014 – present

Products available through GBDX
DigitalGlobe Basic (Level 1B imagery)

Download Worldview-3 Data Sheet for more details

WorldView-2

WorldView-2 has collected high-resolution, 8-band multi-spectral imagery since its launch in October 2009. This satellite is capable of collecting up to one million square kilometers of 8-band imagery per day.

WorldView-2

Uses
Worldview-2’s highly detailed imagery is ideal for in-depth image analysis, change detection, and precise map creation.

Spectral Bands

  • Panchromatic band
  • Multispectral 4-band: 4 standard VNIR colors are blue, green, red, near-IR1
  • Multispectral 8-band: 4 additional VNIR colors are coastal, yellow, red edge, and near-IR2

Date Range
October 2009 – present

Products available through GBDX
DigitalGlobe Basic (Level 1B imagery)

Download WorldView-2 Data Sheet for more details

WorldView-1

WorldView-1 has collected high resolution, panchromatic imagery since its launch in September 2007. The satellite is equipped with state-of-the-art geolocation accuracy and can cover one million sq. km per day of half-meter imagery.

WorldView-1

Uses
WorldView-1’s highly detailed, panchromatic imagery is useful for in-depth image analysis, change detection, and precise map creation. It can geolocate features to less than 5 m to create maps in remote areas.

Spectral Bands

  • Panchromatic band

Date Range
September 2007 – present

Products available through GBDX
DigitalGlobe Basic (Level 1B imagery)

Download WorldView-1 Data Sheet for more details

GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1 has been collecting panchromatic and multispectral imagery since its launch on September 6, 2008. Its high resolution and advanced geolocation accuracy make GeoEye-2’s imagery ideal for in-depth imagery analysis.

GeoEye-1

Uses
Useful for image analysis, map creation, and change detection.

Spectral Bands

  • Panchromatic band
  • Multispectral 4-band

Date Range
September 2008 – present

Products available through GBDX
DigitalGlobe Basic (Level 1B imagery)

Download GeoEye-1 Data Sheet for more details

IKONOS

The IKONOS dataset includes more than 12 years of panchromatic and multispectral satellite imagery.  The IKONOS satelite launched in 1999 and collected imagery with .80 m resolution and multispectral imagery with 3.2-meter resolution until early 2015.

Ikonos

Uses
Useful for image analysis, map creation, and change detection.

Spectral Bands

  • Panchromatic band
  • Multispectral 4-band

Date Range
2000-2014

Products available through GBDX
Ikonos imagery products

Download IKONOS Data Sheet for more details

QuickBird

DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite launched in October 2001. Its mission ended in 2014. QuickBird was the first source of high-resolution satellite imagery for web mapping portals. Designed to support a wide range of geospatial applications, its imagery is useful for map creation, change detection, and image analysis. During its mission, QuickBird made more than 70,000 trips around the planet, capturing some 636 million square kilometers of high-resolution earth imagery. Imagery from 2002 is available on GBDX.

QuickBird

Uses
Useful for image analysis, map creation, and change detection.

Spectral Bands

  • Panchromatic band
  • Multispectral 4-band

Date Range
2002-2014

Products available through GBDX
DigitalGlobe Basic (Level 1B imagery)

Download QuickBird Data Sheet for more details

RADARSAT-2

The MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) RADARSAT-2 satellite provides high-resolution, operationally focused synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data regardless of cloud cover or light conditions. With unique feature classification capabilities, this dataset allows users to observe features and changes in the environment that would go undetected using other imaging techniques. RADARSAT-2 images the Earth at spatial resolutions ranging from 1 to 100 metres, providing coverage from 144 to 250,000 km2 in a single scene. Access to the global archive of Extra-Fine beam mode imagery is provided via GBDX. MDA has integrated a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) change detection tool into GBDX that will enable amplitude change detection to be performed on RADARSAT-2 imagery.

Uses
Users will be able to extract location intelligence at scale, and create reliably collected change detection value-added products on the platform. Unlocked capabilities include automated port monitoring, object detection, and broad area change monitoring.

Spectral Bands

  • Extra Fine Beam Mode

Date Range
March 2013-Current

Products available through GBDX
RADARSAT-2 Extra-fine beam mode dataset (SGF Format)

RADARSAT-2 Product Description (from MDA)

Landsat 8

Landsat is a joint NASA/USGS program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence. Landsat 8 imagery is included in the GBDX catalog, and is available for processing on the GBDX platform.

Landsat-8

Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey or USGS/NASA Landsat

Uses
All Landsat 8 scenes from 2015 are available along with a selection of cloud-free scenes from 2013 and 2014. All new Landsat 8 scenes are made available each day, often within hours of production.

Spectral Bands
Explanation of Landsat 8 bands

Date Range
2013 to present

Products available through GBDX
Landsat 8 scenes available on AWS

More information: Landsat Science

Terms of Use: USGS Data Citation