Ikonos Imagery

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The IKONOS-2 satellite is a fine resolution craft operated by GeoEye, (formerly Space Imaging). IKONOS was launched on September 24, 1999, and provides imagery beginning January 1, 2000. IKONOS is used to obtain both urban and rural mapping of natural resources and of natural disasters, tax mapping, agriculture and forestry analysis, mining, engineering, construction, and change detection. IKONOS provides relevant data for nearly all aspects of environmental study. GLCF provides access to a restricted set of IKONOS imagery acquired through the NASA Science Data Purchase. Please note that these images are property of GeoEye and Digital Globe. GLCF also distributes four IKONOS scenes made available by GeoEye to help with the 2008 earthquake in the western Sichuan area of China.

Satellite Sensor Band#s Spectral Range Scene Size Pixel Res
IKONOS-2 Multi-spectral 1=Blue 455 - 520 Ám 11 X 11 km 4 meter
2=Green 510 - 600 Ám
3=Red 630 - 700 Ám
4=NIR 760 - 850 Ám
Panchromatic Pan 760 - 850 Ám 1 meter
How to Cite This Data Set

Citation Format: Author (Publication Date), Collection Name, Image Name,Processing Level, Publisher Location, Publisher Location, Product Coverage Date.

Citation Parameters Example:

  • Author: Space Imaging
  • Publication Date: (2000)
  • Collection Name: IKONOS scene
  • Product Name: po-37836
  • Processing Level: {specify from metadata}
  • Publisher: GeoEye
  • Publisher Location: Dulles, Virginia
  • Product Coverage Date: {specify from metadata}

Full Example Citation: Space Imaging (2000), IKONOS scene po-37836, Level Standard Geometrically Corrected, GeoEye, Dulles, Virginia, 11/30/2000.

Intellectual Property Rights

GeoEye owns all IKONOS imagery. Access is provided here for education or research purposes only. Users must credit GeoEye when using this imagery.


Source for this data set is the Global Land Cover Facility, www.landcover.org.

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