OrbView Imagery

Data Access

OrbView imagery is a fine resolution remotely sensed product available to the public through GeoEye. The OrbView-3 satellite and sensor acquires in either multispectral or panchromatic mode. While most OrbView-3 imagery requires payment, this collection was made available for free redistribution by OrbImage to help assist the December 2004 Tsunami recovery. This collection reflects collaboration between the GLCF, the conservation community and the remote sensing industry for some of the protected areas that were directly affected by the December 2004 tsunami.

Satellite Sensor Band#s Spectral Range Scene Size Pixel Res
Orbview-3 Multi-spectral 1=Blue 450 - 520 Ám 8 km X 8 km 4 meter
Multi-spectral 2=Green 520 - 600 Ám 4 meter
Multi-spectral 3=Red 625 - 695 Ám 4 meter
Multi-spectral 4=NIR 760 - 900 Ám 4 meter
Panchromatic Pan 450 - 900 Ám 1 meter
How to Cite This Data Set

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

Citation Parameters Example:

  • Author: Geoeye
  • Publication Date: {specify acquisition date from metadata}
  • Collection Name: OrbView-3 scene
  • Product Name: {specify ID from file name or naming convention}
  • Processing Level: {specify from metadata}
  • Publisher: GeoEye
  • Publisher Location: Dulles, Virginia
  • Product Coverage Date: {specify from metadata}

Full Example Citation: GeoEye (2005), OrbView-3 scene OrbView_U_0009012_00443640_2, Level Orb View Basic Enhanced, GeoEye, Dulles, Virginia, 1/30/2005.

Intellectual Property Rights

GeoEye owns all OrbView 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.

OrbView Imagery
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