QuickBird Imagery

Data Access

QuickBird imagery is a fine resolution remotely sensed product available to the public through Digital Globe. QuickBird's ultra fine resolution makes this valuable imagery for validation and land cover assessment. GLCF provides access to some free QuickBird imagery, provided by Digital Globe in response to the December 2004 Tsunami. GLCF also provides restricted access for qualified researchers to QuickBird imagery from the NASA Science Data Purchase.

Satellite Sensor Band#s Spectral Range Scene Size Pixel Res
QuickBird-2 Multi-spectral 1=Blue 450 - 520 Ám 16.5 km X 16.5 km 2.44 - 2.88 meter
2=Green 520 - 600 Ám
3=Red 630 - 690 Ám
4=NIR 760 - 900 Ám
Panchromatic Pan 760 - 850 Ám 61 - 72 cm
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: DigitalGlobe
  • Publication Date: {specify acquisition date from metadata}
  • Collection Name: QuickBird scene
  • Product Name:{specify scene ID from file name or naming convention}
  • Processing Level: {specify from metadata}
  • Publisher:DigitalGlobe
  • Publisher Location:Longmont, Colorado
  • Product Coverage Date:{specify from metadata}

Full Example Citation:DigitalGlobe (2003), QuickBird scene 000000185959_01_P005, Level Standard 2A, DigitalGlobe, Longmont, Colorado, 1/20/2002.

Intellectual Property Rights

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


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

QuickBird Imagery
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