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Advanced Ortho Series

Offering unparalleled coverage, speed, accuracy, and aesthetics. These products are orthorectified, fully processed and ready to be integrated into your GIS workflow. The Advanced Ortho Series provides an ideal base for creating and revising mapping and GIS databases, or for registering existing feature layers. Advanced Ortho Series products can also be used for change detection and other analytical applications that require a high degree of absolute accuracy. Offered via two product lines differentiated by aesthetics, and three options for accuracy within each line:

  • Ortho Vision – for users who need quality images for analysis and identification.
  • Ortho Vision Premium – for users who need the best visual appeal available, highly processed for superior aesthetics.

Map Scaled Ortho

Map Scale Orthorectified Products are available with the same accuracy specifications as the Advanced Ortho Series, but are also available without Dynamic Range Adjustment (DRA) and in both 8-or 16-bits per pixel. The only aesthetic specification supported by Map Scale Orthorectified Products is a 15% cloud cover for the Area of Interest (AOI).

+ Compare Specs — Advanced Ortho Series — Map Scaled Ortho

Orthorectified Product Order Parameters
  Advanced Ortho Series
- Vision
Advanced Ortho Series
- Vision Premium
Map Scaled Ortho
Product Options 3-band pan-sharpened is the default. Other options available. 3-band pan-sharpened is the default. Other options available. Panchromatic, 4-band, 8-band, Pan + 4-band bundle, Pan + 8-band bundle, Natural Color, Color Infrared, 4-band Pan-Sharpened
Image Bits per Pixel 8 bits 8 bits 8 or 16 bits
Minimum AOI Size 100 km2 100 km2 100 km2
Mosaic Images mosaicked to minimize seamlines – optional Images mosaicked to minimize seamlines – optional Images mosaicked to minimize seamlines – optional
Dynamic Range Adjustment (DRA) - 8bit only on on On/ Off - optional
Aesthetics
Haze, Pollution, and Fog Allowable Minimized Allowable
Snow Allowable Only persistent allowed Allowable
Tonal Balancing Optional; If requested, optimal results may not be achieved Required; input imagery is seasonally consistent Contiguous tonal balancing across multi-image mosaics – optional
Geometric Breaks Allowable up to one half the product CE90 Minimized n/a
Cutline Placement Automated, visible radiometric breaks are allowable Seamless n/a
Image accuracy specification
Display (only available for QB) 25.4 m CE90 | 16.5 m RMSE 25.4 m CE90 | 16.5 m RMSE n/a
Mapping 10.2 m CE90 | 6.6 m RMSE 10.2 m CE90 | 6.6 m RMSE n/a
Precision 4.2m CE90 | 2.8 m RMSE 4.2m CE90 | 2.8 m RMSE n/a
1:50000 (only available for QB) n/a n/a 25.4 m CE90 | 16.5 m RMSE
 1:12000 n/a n/a 10.2 m CE90 | 6.6 m RMSE
1:5000 n/a n/a 4.2m CE90 | 2.8 m RMSE

+ Features — Advanced Ortho Series

Features
  • Highest resolution for the finest detail available
  • Industry-leading accuracy allows precise measurements and uniformity, as well as consistency with other data sets
  • Replicable and automated processing ensures each product has proper attributes and complete image metadata
  • World-class processing capabilities active 24/7/365
  • Enjoy the highest resolution satellite view of earth. The satellite constellation is capable of collecting up to 2 million square km per day, capturing roughly four times the Earth’s landmass each year
Benefits
  • Superior coverage is provided by maintaining the largest high-resolution imagery archive in the world, continually supplying relevant imagery, information, and insight
  • Higher throughput and faster turnaround time for mass deliveries of Ortho products in as little as two days
  • Premium aesthetics with little or no cloud cover, haze, or snow; geometric breaks minimized, seasonally consistent, radiometrically and tonally balanced, enhanced color contract, clarity and sharpness, seamless feathered cutlines
  • Can be acquired directly from the imagery archive or via a new collection request

+ Features — Map Scaled Ortho

Features
  • Geolocation Information Applied - Refined ephemeris and attitude; rotation and alignment to map projection
  • Applied Terrain Information - Fine DEM
  • Spatial Mosaicking - Images mosaicked to minimize seamlines (optional)
  • Tonal Balance - Contiguous tonal balancing across multi-image mosaics (optional)
  • Replicable and automated processing ensures each product has proper attributes and complete image metadata
  • World-class processing capabilities active 24/7/365
  • Enjoy the highest resolution satellite view of earth. The satellite constellation is capable of collecting up to 2 million square km per day, capturing roughly four times the Earth’s landmass each year
Benefits
  • Superior coverage is provided by maintaining the largest high-resolution imagery archive in the world, continually supplying relevant imagery, information, and insight
  • Higher throughput and faster turnaround time for mass deliveries of Ortho products in as little as two days
  • Premium aesthetics with little or no cloud cover, haze, or snow; geometric breaks minimized, seasonally consistent, radiometrically and tonally balanced, enhanced color contract, clarity and sharpness, seamless feathered cutlines
  • Can be acquired directly from the imagery archive or via a new collection request

+ Specs — Advanced Ortho Series

ParametersVisionVision Premium
Product Options Panchromatic, Natural Color, 4-band (Pan-sharpened, Multispectral or Bundle), 8-band (Multispectral or Bundle) and Color IR
Precision Aerial available in Natural Color or Color IR only 
Resolution 50 cm, 60 cm, 2 m 50 cm, 60 cm, 2 m, 30 cm aerial
Bit Depth 8 bit  
Customer Framing Area-based  
Resampling Kernel Enhanced (natural color) or MTF (panchromatic)  
File Format GeoTIFF 1.0, NITF 2.1, NITF 2.0  
Mosaic Yes if applicable  
Dynamic Range Adjustment On  
Color Balancing Optional for mosaics Required for mosaics
Projections ; Datums Any supported datums and projections  
Tiling 8k x 8k (default), other options available  
Delivery Time 2-3 days* 3-5 days* (many areas available off-the-shelf)

Accuracy SpecificationsDisplayMappingPrecision SatellitePrecision Aerial
CE90 25.4 m 10.2 m 4.2 m 2.75-5.3 m
RMSE 16.5 m 6.6 m 2.8 m 1.8-3.5 m
Geographic Availability Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide US & Europe

Aesthetics SpecificationsVisionVision Premium
Cloud Cover Up to 20% for the AOI Less than 10%
Haze, Pollution, and Fog Allowable Minimized**
Snow Allowed Only persistent allowed
Tonal Balancing Optional. If requested, optimal results may not be achieved Required. Input imagery is seasonally consistent
Geometric Breaks Allowable up to one half the product CE90 Minimized
Cutline Placement Automated. Visible radiometric breaks are allowable Seamless

*Delivery times based on areas smaller than 1500 km2. Larger areas will be delivered within five days for Ortho Vision and within 10 days for Ortho Vision Premium.

** Light environmental factors acceptable if ground features are not overly obscured and radiometry is not significantly impacted.

+ Specs — Map Scaled Ortho

ParametersMap Scaled Ortho
Product Options Panchromatic, Natural Color, 4-band (Pan-sharpened, Multispectral or Bundle), 8-band (Multispectral or Bundle) and Color IR
Resolution 40cm, 50 cm, 60 cm, 2 m
Bit Depth 8 bit and 16 bit
Customer Framing Area-based
Resampling Kernel Enhanced (natural color) or MTF (panchromatic), 4x4 Cubic Convolution, Nearest Neighbor
File Format GeoTIFF 1.0, NITF 2.1, NITF 2.0
Mosaic Yes if applicable
Dynamic Range Adjustment On, Off
Color Balancing Optional for mosaics
Projections & Datums Any supported datums and projections
Tiling 8k x 8k (default), 14k, 16k, no tiling
Delivery Time 2-5 days*

Accuracy Specifications1:500001:120001:5000
CE90 25.4 m 10.2 m 4.2 m
RMSE 16.5 m 6.6 m 2.8 m
Geographic Availability Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide

*Delivery times based on areas smaller than 1500 km2. Larger areas will be delivered within five days for Ortho Vision and within 10 days for Ortho Vision Premium.

** Light environmental factors acceptable if ground features are not overly obscured and radiometry is not significantly impacted.

+ Delivery

Advanced Ortho products are ordered by area, with a minimum purchase of 100 square kilometers and a maximum of 10,000 square kilometers per order. Products are delivered on your choice of standard digital media with Image Support Data files including image metadata.

Media Delivery: DVD, External Hard Drive
Web-Based Delivery: FTP

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