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Satellite sensor raster types

There are many satellite sensor products to choose from, and each has properties that can be refined to modify the processing applied to the imagery when it's added to a mosaic dataset. There are several defaults, but you can further modify these and save them for your own use at another time.

Each raster type below can be refined by defining the product type. You have the option to add all product types if you are unfamiliar with your data. This adds all your particular data, no matter how it was provided by the vendor. However, if you only want to add specific products to your mosaic dataset, choose the appropriate product type. For example, for QuickBird imagery, you can choose All, Basic, Standard, Standard Orthoready, and Orthorectified. Each of these options maps directly to a product provided by the vendor.

You can further refine how your data is added and processed by defining a processing template. These templates are specific to the type of data in each band. For example, in Landsat 7 ETM+ Level 1 products, there are nine bands. Band 8 is panchromatic and has the highest spatial resolution; bands 1 through 5 and 7 are multispectral bands (blue, green, red, and infrared) and have a lower spatial resolution than the panchromatic band; and bands 6a and 6b are thermal bands. For the Level 1 products, there are six processing templates:

  • All Bands—The data is added and grouped in any or all of the processing templates that apply. For example, for Landsat 7, three entries will be created in the mosaic dataset for each scene: Panchromatic (band 8), Multispectral (bands 1 through 5 and 7), and Thermal (bands 6a and 6b). A field is added to the attribute table named Tag, which identifies the group each band belongs to, for example, Pan for panchromatic, MS for multispectral, and Thermal for the thermal bands.
  • Panchromatic—Only the panchromatic band is added to the mosaic dataset. For example, for Landsat 7, only band 8 is added.
  • Multispectral—The multispectral bands are added as a single raster dataset in the mosaic dataset. For example, for Landsat 7, there will be a single row in the mosaic dataset representing bands 1 through 5 and 7.
  • Pansharpen—The bands used to generate the pan-sharpened product are added to the mosaic dataset. This generally results in a four-band mosaic dataset using the red, green, blue, infrared, and panchromatic bands.
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral—The standard combination of multispectral and panchromatic bands added to the mosaic dataset. For example, for Landsat, a multispectral group will be added, but it will have a minimum pixel size set to the maximum pixel size of the panchromatic image. That way, the mosaicked image will not be pan sharpened when you zoom out beyond the resolution of the panchromatic image.
  • Thermal—The thermal bands are added as a single raster dataset in the mosaic dataset. For example, for Landsat 7, there will be a single row in the mosaic dataset representing bands 6a and 6b.

In addition to these processing templates, Landsat 4-5 TM, Landsat 7 ETM+, and Landsat 8 raster types support Higher Level Science Data Products including the Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD). See Landsat 7 ETM+ for information on the product types and processing templates that support the Higher Level Science Data Products.

By default, the bands will be ordered sequentially—the first band in the source will be the first band in the raster added to the mosaic dataset, and so on. However, if you defined a Product Definition when creating the mosaic dataset, the data defined by these raster types will be added according to their wavelengths. For example, if the Product Definition was Natural Color (RGB), the bands with the wavelengths closest to the red, green, and blue wavelengths will be added to the raster in the mosaic dataset. If your dataset does not have a band of a particular wavelength, the closest wavelength will be chosen.

Note:

If a Product Definition is defined when creating the mosaic dataset, add the data using the correct template for the raster type. For example, if you defined Landsat for the mosaic dataset's product definition, it will be expecting a dataset with five bands. Therefore, you should use the raster type's Multispectral template. If you use the Pansharpen template, it only adds the first four bands to the mosaic dataset and the other will be empty.

The default template is often the combined Pansharpen and Multispectral template.

ASTER

ASTER or 'Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer' is an advanced multispectral imager that was launched by NASA in December, 1999. ASTER covers a wide spectral region with 14 bands from the visible to the thermal infrared with high spatial, spectral and radiometric resolution. The spatial resolution varies with wavelength: The Visible and Near-Infrared (VNIR) at 15 meters, the short wave infrared (SWIR) at 30 meters, and the thermal infrared (TIR) at 90 meters. Each ASTER scene covers an area of 60 by 60 km. To learn more about this sensor, see ASTERASTER.

Several ASTER products are supported:

  • Level 1
    1. L1T - Registered Radiance at the Sensor - Precision Terrain Corrected
    2. L1B - Registered Radiance at the Sensor
  • Level 2
    1. AST 05 - Surface Emissivity
    2. AST07 - Surface Reflectance
    3. AST 08 - Surface Kinetic Temperature
    4. AST09 - Surface Radiance
  • Level 3
    1. AST14DEM - Digital Elevation Model
    2. AST14OTH - Registered Radiance at the Sensor - Orthorectified
    3. AST14DMO - Digital Elevation Model and Registered Radiance at the Sensor - Orthorectified

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • DEM
  • L1B
  • L1T
  • Registered Radiance
  • Surface Emissivity
  • Surface Kinetic Temperature
  • Surface Radiance
  • Surface Reflectance
  • All Bands
  • Digital Elevation Model
  • Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTGTM)
  • Multispectral
  • SWIR
  • SWIR - Registered Radiance
  • SWIR - Surface Reflectance
  • SWIR - Surface Radiance
  • TIR
  • TIR - Registered Radiance
  • TIR - Surface Emissivity
  • TIR - Surface Kinetic Temperature
  • TIR - Surface Radiance
  • VNIR
  • VNIR - Registered Radiance
  • VNIR - Surface Reflectance
  • VNIR - Surface Radiance

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

VNIR

1

520–600

Visible Near Infrared 1

VNIR

2

630–690

Visible Near Infrared 2

VNIR

3

760–860

Visible Near Infrared 3N

VNIR

4

760–860

Visible Near Infrared 3B2

SWIR

1

1600–1700

Shortwave Infrared 4

SWIR

2

2145–2185

Shortwave Infrared 5

SWIR

3

2185-2225

Shortwave Infrared 6

SWIR

4

2235-2285

Shortwave Infrared 7

SWIR

5

2295-2365

Shortwave Infrared 8

SWIR

6

2360-2430

Shortwave Infrared 9

TIR

1

8125-8475

Thermal Infrared 10

TIR

2

8475-8825

Thermal Infrared 11

TIR

3

8925-9275

Thermal Infrared 12

TIR

4

10250-10950

Thermal Infrared 13

TIR

5

10950-11650

Thermal Infrared 14

Spectral range

DEIMOS-2

The DEIMOS-2 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the DEIMOS-2 satellite, which is the second DEIMOS Earth observation system. DEIMOS-2 is a very high resolution multispectral optical satellite that has a 4-meter multispectral resolution. The panchromatic band has a 1-meter resolution, and a pan-sharpened product of 0.75 meters can be created after it has been ground processed. It operates in a Sun-synchronous orbit at an approximate altitude of 620 km. It operates a push-broom sensor that records five bands. To learn more about this sensor, see Deimos-2 Deimos-2.

The Deimos-2 sensor has one product level:

  • Level 1—This product is corrected for geometric distortions.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

PAN

1

560–900

Panchromatic

MS

2

466–525

Blue

MS

3

532–599

Green

MS

4

640–697

Red

MS

5

770–892

Near infrared

Spectral range

DMCii

The DMCii raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the DMC satellites, such as AlSat-1, Beijing-1, Deimos-1, NigeriaSat-1, UK-DMC, and UK-DMC2. To learn more, see DMC International Imaging DMC International Imaging.

Product typeProduct type descriptionsProcessing templates

All

Both L1R and L1T products will be looked for when adding image data.

  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Pseudocolor

L1R

This applies to L1R, a band-registered product derived from raw satellite data.

L1T

Orthorectified product derived from L1R product.

DMCii product types

The metadata for L1R and L1T product types is stored within the DIMAP (.dim) files.

Use the Pseudocolor processing template to view the DMCii imagery as a natural color image.

DMCii spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

3

520–600

Green

MS

2

630–690

Red

MS

1

770–900

Near infrared

Spectral range

DubaiSat-2

The DubaiSat-2 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the DubaiSat-2 satellite, which is the second Earth observation satellite of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in continuation of the DubaiSat-1 project. DubaiSat-2 generates imagery at a spatial resolution of 1 meter in panchromatic and 4 meters in multispectral bands. To learn more about this sensor, see Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology.

There are two product levels for DubaiSat-2:

  • Geo—This product has had some geometric correction in addition to the radiometric and sensor correction and has been orthorectified based on ground control points. It uses a digital elevation model to eliminate distortions due to relief and has been georeferenced to a UTM projection. This product can be used with any processing template.
  • Radio—This product has had some radiometric correction applied to fix distortions due to differences in the sensitivity of the elementary detectors of the sensor. This product can be used with any processing template.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Geo
  • Radio
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

420–510

Blue

MS

2

510–580

Green

MS

3

600–720

Red

MS

4

760–890

Near infrared

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

Spectral range

FORMOSAT-2

The FORMOSAT-2 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the FORMOSAT-2 satellite. To learn more about this sensor, see Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Defence and Space.

FORMOSAT-2 supports three types of products:

  • Level 1A—This product has had some radiometric correction applied to fix distortions due to differences in the sensitivity of the elementary detectors of the sensor. This product can be used with any processing template and a DEM should be specified within the raster type's properties.
  • Level 2A—This product has had the same radiometric correction as applied in the Level 1A product and has been georeferenced to a UTM WGS84 projection (without using ground control points). This product can be used with any processing template.
  • Ortho—This product has had the same radiometric correction as applied in the Level 1A product, and has been orthorectified based on ground control points and a digital elevation model to eliminate distortions due to relief. This product can be used with any processing template.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • FORMOSAT-2 Ortho
  • FORMOSAT-2 Scene 1A
  • FORMOSAT-2 Scene 2A
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • All Bands

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

630–690

Red

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

450–520

Blue

MS

4

770–900

Near infrared

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

Spectral range

GeoEye-1

The GeoEye-1 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the GeoEye-1 satellite sensor and the OrbView-3 satellite sensor. To learn more about these sensors, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Orthorectified
  • Orthorectified AComp
  • Standard
  • Standard AComp
  • Standard Orthoready
  • Standard Orthoready AComp
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral AComp
  • Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic AComp
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen AComp
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
GeoEye product type mapping

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

450–510

Blue

MS

2

510–580

Green

MS

3

655–690

Red

MS

4

780–920

Near infrared

GeoEye-1 spectral range

GF-1 PMS

Gaofen-1 (GF-1), China’s high-resolution earth observation satellite, was launched in April 2013. The GF-1 PMS raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the GF-1 PMS sensor, which collects panchromatic and multispectral data.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1A
  • Level 1C
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pan sharpen
  • Pan sharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–590

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

770–890

Near infrared

Spectral range

To learn more about this sensor, refer to the Earth Observation Portal Link to Earth Observation Portal website website.

GF-1 WFV

The GF-1 WFV raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the GF-1 WFV sensor. The WFV captures data used for wide field viewing.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1A
  • Level 1C
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–590

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

770–890

Near infrared

Spectral range

To learn more about this sensor, refer to the Earth Observation Portal Link to Earth Observation Portal website website.

GF-2 PMS

Launched on August 19, 2014, the GF-2 PMS has a 1-meter spatial resolution and a 45-kilometer-swath width. It can be used for geographic and natural resource surveys, environment and climate change monitoring, precision agriculture, disaster relief, and city planning. The data comes as a Level 1 product.

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–590

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

770–890

Infrared

Spectral range

Product typeProcessing templates
  • Level 1
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pan sharpen
  • Pan sharpen and Multispectral

To learn more about this sensor, refer to the Earth Observation Portal Link to Earth Observation Portal website website.

GF-4

The GF-4 satellite is the first geosynchronous orbiting satellite in China. It is equipped with a stare sensor that has a swath of over 400 kilometers. The visible and near infrared (VNIR) portion of the spectrum has a resolution of 50 meters. The mid-wave infrared (MWIR) portion has a resolution of 400 meters. GF-4 is based on area array staring imaging and has the capability of visible light, multispectrum, and infrared imaging. To learn more about this sensor, see GF-4 GF-4.

Product typeProcessing templates

Level 1

  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • MWIR
  • Panchromatic
  • VNIR
GF-4 product type and processing templates

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

MS

2

450–520

Blue

MS

3

520–600

Green

MS

4

630–690

Red

MS

5

760–900

Near infrared

MWIR

1

3500–4100

Mid-wave infrared

GF-4 spectral ranges

HJ 1A/1B CCD

The HJ 1A/1B CCD raster type allows you to add raster data collected from HJ-1A and HJ-1B satellites designed for environment and disaster monitoring.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • Level 2
  • Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

430–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared

Spectral range

To learn more about these sensors, refer to the HJ-1A/1B specificationsLink to specifications for HJ-1A/1B website.

IKONOS

The IKONOS raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the IKONOS satellite sensor. To learn more about this sensor, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Geo
  • GeoProfessional
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

526–929

Panchromatic

MS

1

445–516

Blue

MS

2

506–595

Green

MS

3

632–698

Red

MS

4

757–863

Near infrared

Spectral range

Jilin-1

The Jilin-1 is the China's first self-developed remote sensing satellite for commercial use. It is a 420-kilogram high-definition optical satellite with a 0.72-meter resolution panchromatic sensor and 2.88-meter resolution multispectral sensor. It is equipped with three deployable solar panels for power generation that will be stored in internal batteries. The satellite will operate on a 656-kilometer Sun-synchronous orbit. To learn more about this sensor, see Jilin-1 Jilin-1.

The Jilin-1 sensor has one product level:

  • Level 1—This product has been corrected for geometric radiometric distortions and projected to UTM, with an RPC file.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

500–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

Spectral range

KOMPSAT-2

The KOMPSAT-2 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from KOMPSAT-2 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-2). To learn more about this sensor, see Korea Aerospace Research Institute Korea Aerospace Research Institute.

The KOMPSAT-2 products are generated in KARI and DIMAP format. There are two supported KOMPSAT-2 products:

  • Level 1A—This product has had some radiometric correction applied to fix distortions due to differences in the sensitivity of the elementary detectors of the sensor.
  • Level 2A—This product has had the same radiometric correction as applied in the Level 1A product and has been georeferenced to a UTM WGS84 projection (without using ground control points).

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • KOMPSAT-2 Scene 1A
  • KOMPSAT-2 Scene 2A
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared

Pan

1

500–900

Panchromatic

Spectral range

KOMPSAT-3

The KOMPSAT-3 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from KOMPSAT-3 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-3, also known as Arirang-3), a high-resolution Korean observation mission of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). To learn more about this sensor, see Korea Aerospace Research Institute Korea Aerospace Research Institute and Satellite Imaging Corporation Satellite Imaging Corporation.

The KOMPSAT-3 satellite supports three product types:

  • Level 1G—This product has had some geometric correction in addition to the radiometric and sensor correction and has been orthorectified based on ground control points. It uses a digital elevation model to eliminate distortions due to relief and has been georeferenced to a UTM projection. This product can be used with any processing template.
  • Level 1R—This product has had some radiometric correction applied to fix distortions due to differences in the sensitivity of the elementary detectors of the sensor. This product can be used with any processing template.
  • Level 1O—This product has had some geometric correction in addition to the radiometric and sensor correction and has been orthorectified based on average height over the region. It is georeferenced to a UTM projection and can be used with any processing template.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1G
  • Level 1R
  • Level 1O
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

Spectral range

Landsat 1–5 MSS

The Landsat 1–5 MSS raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) instrument. The MSS instrument operated on the first five Landsat satellite spacecrafts. To learn more about this, see Landsat science USGS Landsat science.

Product typeProcessing template
  • All
  • Level 1 (L1G)
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Pseudocolor
  • Thermal

Use the Pseudocolor processing template to view the Landsat 1–5 MSS imagery as a natural color image.

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

500–600

Green

MS

2

600–700

Red

MS

3

700–800

Near infrared 1

MS

4

800–1100

Near infrared 2

Thermal

1

10400–12500

Thermal

Spectral range

Landsat 4–5 TM

The Landsat 4–5 TM raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument. To learn more about this and Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products, see Landsat science USGS Landsat science and Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products.

Product typeProcessing template
  • All
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Level 1
  • Spectral Indices
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance
  • All Bands
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Multispectral
  • Spectral Indices
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Thermal
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared 1

MS

5

1550–1750

Near infrared 2

MS

6

2080–2350

Mid infrared

Thermal

1

10400–12500

Thermal

Spectral range

Landsat 7 ETM+

The Landsat 7 ETM+ raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument. To learn more about this and Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products, see Landsat science Landsat science and Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products.

Product typeProcessing template
  • All
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Level 1 (L1G, L1T)
  • Spectral Indices
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance
  • All Bands
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • Spectral Indices
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Thermal
  • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

770–900

Near infrared 1

MS

5

1550–1750

Near infrared 2

MS

6

2080–2350

Mid infrared

Thermal

1

10400–12500

Thermal 1

Thermal

2

10400–12500

Thermal 2

Pan

1

520–900

Panchromatic

Spectral range

Landsat 8

The Landsat 8 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from Landsat 8, the latest in the Landsat series of remote sensing satellites started as part of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. To learn more about this and Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products, see Landsat science Landsat science and Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products Landsat Higher Level Science Data Products.

Product typeProcessing template
  • All
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Level 1 (L1G, L1T)
  • Spectral Indices
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance
  • All Bands
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Cirrus
  • Cloud
  • Landcover
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • QA
  • SnowIce
  • Spectral Indices
  • Surface Reflectance
  • Thermal
  • Top of Atmosphere Reflectance
  • Vegetation
  • Water

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

430–450

Coastal Aerosol

MS

2

450–510

Blue

MS

3

530–590

Green

MS

4

640–670

Red

MS

5

850–880

Near infrared

MS

6

1570–1650

Shortwave infrared 1

MS

7

2110–2290

Shortwave infrared 2

MS

8

1360–1380

Cirrus

Thermal

1

10600–11190

Thermal Infrared 1

Thermal

2

11500–12510

Thermal Infrared 2

Pan

1

500–680

Panchromatic

Spectral range

NCDRD

NCDRD is an acronym for NITF Version 2.1 Commercial Dataset Required Document. The NCDRD raster type allows you to add NITF images that follow NCDRD specifications into mosaic datasets. This raster type supports NCDRD products from many satellites: GeoEye-1, IKONOS, QuickBird, WorldView-1, and WorldView-2.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • Preprocessed (P1, P2, P3)
  • Georeferenced (G1, G2, G3)
  • Orthorectified (R1, R2, R3)
  • Default
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
NCDRD product types

The Default processing template adds and groups data in all of the processing templates that apply. A field is added to the attribute table named Tag, which identifies within which the group each band belongs:

  • Pan—Panchromatic
  • MS—Multispectral
  • Thermal—Thermal Bands

Images added to a mosaic dataset via the NCDRD raster type will have metadata columns extracted from the NITF header as well as key metadata from satellite sensors, such as Sun Azimuth and Sun Elevation.

Pléiades

The Pléiades raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the Pléiades satellite sensor. To learn more about this sensor, see Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Defence and Space.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • ORTHO
  • ORTHO DISPLAY
  • ORTHO REFLECTANCE
  • PRIMARY
  • PRIMARY DISPLAY
  • PRIMARY REFLECTANCE
  • PROJECTED
  • PROJECTED DISPLAY
  • PROJECTED REFLECTANCE
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral Display
  • Multispectral Reflectance
  • Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic Display
  • Panchromatic Reflectance
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • Pansharpen Display
  • Pansharpen Reflectance
Pléiades product types

Pléiades spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–530

Blue

MS

2

510–590

Green

MS

3

620–700

Red

MS

4

775–915

Near infrared

Pan

1

450–530

Panchromatic

Spectral range

QuickBird

The QuickBird raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the QuickBird satellite sensor. The product types in the ArcGIS application map to the similar product name provided by the vendor. Standard Orthoready is also known as Ortho Ready Standard Imagery.

To learn more about this sensor, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Orthorectified
  • Orthorectified AComp
  • Standard
  • Standard AComp
  • Standard Orthoready
  • Standard Orthoready AComp
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral AComp
  • Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic AComp
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen AComp
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared

Spectral range

RADARSAT-2

RADARSAT-2 data can be added to a mosaic dataset using the RADARSAT-2 raster type. The RADARSAT-2 products consist of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image or signal data in addition to the metadata. The basic product generated by the RADARSAT-2 processor contains a product information file and image pixel data files. The RADARSAT-2 satellite differentiates the products by the beam mode and by the level of processing that has been applied to the data.

These datasets have information of the polarimetric data. The product information file for the various product types is encoded in XML format. The RADARSAT-2 raster type allows you to create a mosaic dataset where you can query the mosaic dataset attribute table for the imagery according to the metadata in the attribute table.

To learn more about this sensor, see MDA MDA, Ltd..

The following product types of RADARSAT-2 can be added using this raster type:

Product typeProcessing templates
  • SLC—Slant Range Single Look Complex product
  • SGF—SAR Georeferenced Fine
  • SGX—SAR Georeferenced Extra
  • SSG—SAR Systematic Geocorrected
  • SPG—SAR Precision Geocorrected
  • SCN—ScanSAR Narrow Beam
  • SCW—ScanSAR Wide Beam

  • Raw
  • Despeckle

SLC is a complex product type where each pixel is represented by a complex value. When applying a Speckle filter on an SLC product, intensity (magnitude) of the pixel value is used.

There are two processing templates that can be used depending on the level of processing required:

  • Raw—The data will be added without applying any functions. This is the default template and is used for basic visualization.
  • Despeckle—The data will be added with the Speckle function applied. The output is a speckle-filtered, smoothed image.

The following are the polarizations available with RADARSAT-2 products:

  • HH—The radar signals are transmitted horizontally and received horizontally.
  • VV—The radar signals are transmitted vertically and received vertically.
  • HV—The radar signals are transmitted horizontally and received vertically.
  • VH—The radar signals are transmitted vertically and received horizontally.

The RADARSAT-2 product can be single, dual, or quad polarized, depending on the beam mode. The beam modes are distinguished by a specific beam elevation angle and width used for transmitting and receiving signals. The various beam modes include the following:

  • Single Beam—Standard, Wide, Fine, Multi-Look Fine, Ultra-Fine, Extended High, Extended Low, Standard Quad Polarization, and Fine Quad Polarization
  • ScanSAR—ScanSAR Narrow and ScanSAR Wide
  • Spotlight—Spotlight A

RapidEye

The RapidEye raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the RapidEye satellite sensors. To learn more about this sensor, see BlackBridge RapidEye AG.

Product typeProcessing template
  • All
  • Level 1B
  • Level 3A
  • Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

440–510

Blue

MS

2

520–590

Green

MS

3

630–685

Red

MS

4

690–730

Red edge

MS

5

760–850

Near infrared

Spectral range

Sentinel-1

SENTINEL-1 is European Space Agency's C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite constellation comprising two polar-orbiting satellites, operating day and night, thus enabling image acquisition at all times regardless of the weather. Operating in four different acquisition modes of Stripmap (SM), Interferometric Wide Swath (IW), Extra-Wide Swath (EW) and Wave (WV), the SENTINEL-1 mission provides coverage up to 400 km at different resolutions (up to 5 m). The satellite supports both single and dual polarization capabilities in different acquisition modes. For more information about the different acquisition modes that are available in different polarizations, please refer to Sentinel-1 User Guides .

Currently ArcGIS supports the following Level 1 products:

GRD—Ground Range Detected products lie in the ground range by azimuth surface, with image coordinates oriented along ground range and flight direction. To convert from imaging slant range coordinates to ground range coordinates, a slant to ground projection is performed onto an ellipsoid (typically the WGS84 ellipsoid) corrected using terrain height, which varies in azimuth and is constant in range. The standard GRD products are detected, multi-look products, with approximately square resolution cells and square pixel spacing. Multi-looking is a processing property that results in images with reduced speckle, but also with reduced resolution: the more looks the less speckle noise and the lower the resolution.

SLC—Single Look Complex products are images in the slant range by azimuth imaging plane, in the image plane of satellite data acquisition. Each image pixel is represented by a complex (I and Q) magnitude value and therefore contains both amplitude and phase information. The processing for all SLC products results in a single look in each dimension using the full available signal bandwidth. The images are geo-referenced using orbit and attitude data from the satellite.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • GRD
  • SLC
  • Despeckle
  • Raw

There are two processing templates that can be used depending on the level of processing required:

  • Raw—The data will be added without applying any functions. This is the default template and is used for basic visualization.
  • Despeckle—The data will be added with the Speckle function applied. The output is a speckle-filtered, smoothed image.

The following are the polarizations available with Sentinel-1 products:

  • HH—The radar signals are transmitted horizontally and received horizontally.
  • VV—The radar signals are transmitted vertically and received vertically.
  • HV—The radar signals are transmitted horizontally and received vertically.
  • VH—The radar signals are transmitted vertically and received horizontally.
  • HH HV - Dual HH/HV polarization.
  • VV VH - Dual VV/VH polarization.

The Sentinel-1 raster type also supports the inclusion of two new raster functions, which are exclusive only to Sentinel-1:

  • Sentinel-1 Thermal Noise Removal function—This function performs thermal noise removal for Sentinel 1 datasets only. Works with both GRD (Ground Range Detection) and SLC (Single Look Complex) products.
  • Sentinel-1 Radiometric Calibration function— This function performs radiometric calibration for Sentinel 1 datasets only. Works with both GRD (Ground Range Detection) and SLC (Single Look Complex) products.

To learn more about this sensor, see European Space Agency European Space Agency.

Sentinel-2

Sentinel-2 spacecraft has a Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI) that collects data in spectral bands spanning from the visible and the near infrared to the shortwave infrared spectra at three different resolutions:

  • 4 bands at 10 meters
  • 6 bands at 20 meters
  • 3 bands at 60 meters

Sentinel-2 MSI data is available as different product types and is systematically processed from Level 0 to Level 1C and Level 2A. Currently ArcGIS supports Level 1C and Level 2A products.

Level1—This corresponds to Level 1C processing level. The product results from using a digital elevation model (DEM) to project the image in cartographic coordinates. Per-pixel radiometric measurements are provided in Top Of Atmosphere (TOA) reflectance with all parameters to transform them into radiance. Level 1C products are resampled with a constant Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 10, 20, and 60 meters, depending on the native resolution of the different spectral bands. In Level 1C products, pixel coordinates refer to the upper left corner of the pixel.

Level2— This corresponds to Level 2A processing level, which consists of scene classification and atmospheric correction applied to Level-1C orthoimage product. Level-2A is an Orthorectified Bottom-Of-Atmosphere (BOA) reflectance product. Level-2A products are resampled similar to Level-1C products with a constant GSD (Ground Sampling Distance) of 10m, 20m and 60m according to the native resolution of the different spectral bands. The Scene Classification data is supported as a raster product.

To learn more about this sensor, see European Space Agency European Space Agency.

Since the Sentinel-2 Level 1C MSI data is distributed in three different resolutions, ArcGIS generates three different types of composite products based on the resolutions.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level1
  • Level2
  • All Bands
  • BOA Reflectance-10m
  • BOA Reflectance-20m
  • BOA Reflectance-60m
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral-10m
  • Multispectral-20m
  • Multispectral-60m
  • True Color
  • SCL-20m
  • SCL-60m

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Multispectral-60m

1

433–453

B1

Multispectral-10m

1

458–522

B2

Multispectral-10m

2

543–577

B3

Multispectral-10m

3

650–680

B4

Multispectral-20m

1

698–712

B5

Multispectral-20m

2

733–747

B6

Multispectral-20m

3

773–793

B7

Multispectral-10m

4

784–899

B8

Multispectral-20m

4

855–875

B8A

Multispectral-60m

2

935–955

B9

Multispectral-60m

3

1360–1390

B10

Multispectral-20m

5

1565–1655

B11

Multispectral-20m

6

2100–2280

B12

Spectral range

SkySat-C

The SkySat raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the SkySat-C satellite sensor. Panchromatic products are offered at 0.8 meter resolution. Multispectral products are offered at 1 meter resolution.

The SkySat Basic product includes multispectral and panchromatic imagery that is uncalibrated and in a raw digital number format. The Basic product is not radiometrically corrected for atmosphere or for any geometric distortions inherent in the imaging process. Imagery data is accompanied by Rational Polynomial Coefficients (RPCs) to enable orthorectification. This product is designed for users with advanced image processing capabilities and a desire to geometrically correct the product themselves

The SkySat Ortho product is orthorectified and the product was designed for a wide variety of applications that require imagery with an accurate geolocation and cartographic projection. It has been processed to remove distortions caused by terrain and can be used for cartographic purposes. The Ortho product is sensor- and geometrically-corrected, and is projected to a cartographic map projection. The geometric correction uses fine digital elevation models (DEMs) with a post spacing of between 30 and 90 meters. Ground Control points (GCPs) are used in the creation of every image and the accuracy of the product will vary from region to region based on available GCPs.

To learn more about this sensor, see SkySat Planet high resolution imagery.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Ortho
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • SkySat Pansharpen
  • Visual

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–900

Panchromatic

MS

1

450–515

Blue

MS

2

515–595

Green

MS

3

605–695

Red

MS

4

740–900

Near infrared

Spectral range

SPOT 5

The SPOT 5 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the SPOT 5 satellite. To learn more about this sensor, see Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Defence and Space.

There are three SPOT 5 products supported:

  • Level 1A—This product has had some radiometric correction applied to fix distortions due to differences in the sensitivity of the elementary detectors of the sensor. This product should be used with the Orthorectify processing template and a DEM should be specified within the raster type's properties.
  • Level 2A—This product has had the same radiometric correction as applied in the Level 1A product and has been georeferenced to a UTM WGS84 projection (without using ground control points). You can use this product with the Panchromatic, Multispectral, Pseudocolor, or Pansharpen processing templates.
  • SPOTView Ortho—This product has had the same radiometric correction as applied in the Level 1A product and has been orthorectified based on ground control points and a digital elevation model to eliminate distortions due to relief. You can use this product with the Panchromatic, Multispectral, Pseudocolor, or Pansharpen processing templates.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • SPOT Scene 1A
  • SPOT Scene 2A
  • SPOTView Ortho
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • Pseudocolor

Use the Pseudocolor processing template to view the SPOT imagery as a natural color image.

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

500–590

Green

MS

2

610–680

Red

MS

3

790–890

Near infrared

MS

4

1580–1750

Shortwave infrared

Pan

1

510–730

Panchromatic

Spectral range
Caution:

The SPOT DIMAP GeoTIFF product has a unique rearrangement of the band order, which allows you to open it directly in applications and see a standard false color image; however, the metadata references have not been rearranged. This can create some difficulty when you are trying to define specific functions, such as NDVI, because the near infrared band will be band 1 and not band 3. The raster type attempts to account for this modification; however, there may be unique cases where the metadata and file format are not designed as expected.

Spectral rangeMetadata referenceDIMAP GeoTIFF

Blue

n/a

n/a

Green

1 (or XS 1)

3

Red

2 (or XS 2)

2

NIR

3 (or XS 3)

1

SWIR

4 (or XS 4 or SWIR)

4

For more information, see Airbus Defence and Space.

SPOT 6 and SPOT 7

The SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 raster types allow you to add raster data collected from the SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites. To learn more about this sensor, see Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Defence and Space.

There are various products supported by SPOT 6 and SPOT 7.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • ORTHO
  • ORTHO DISPLAY
  • ORTHO REFLECTANCE
  • PRIMARY
  • PRIMARY DISPLAY
  • PRIMARY REFLECTANCE
  • PROJECTED
  • PROJECTED DISPLAY
  • PROJECTED REFLECTANCE
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral Display
  • Multispectral Reflectance
  • Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic Display
  • Panchromatic Reflectance
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • Pansharpen Display
  • Pansharpen Reflectance

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

MS

1

450–520

Blue

MS

2

530–590

Green

MS

3

625–695

Red

MS

4

760–890

Near Infrared

Pan

1

450–745

Panchromatic

Spectral range

TelEOS-1

The TelEOS raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the TelEOS-1 satellite sensor. Panchromatic products are offered at 1 meter resolution.

In contrast to polar orbiting satellites, the TelEOS-1 satellite is deployed in an equatorial orbit, allowing it to collect imagery in an equatorial belt ± 15 degrees from 0 latitude. Revisit time is 12 to 16 hours, with 6 orbits during daylight hours daily.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Orthoready
  • Standard
  • Panchromatic

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

500–900

Panchromatic

Spectral range

TH-01

TH-01 is the first Chinese transmission type satellite. Launched on August 24, 2010, TH-01 has a triple stereo surveying and mapping sensor and a high-resolution multispectral sensor. It collects triplet stereo images, high-resolution images, and multispectral images globally. TH-01 is widely used in science research, land resource research, surveying, and mapping. The data comes as a Level 1 and Level 2 product.

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan-FWD

1

510–690

Pan-Forward

Pan-BWD

1

510–690

Pan-Backward

Pan-NAD

1

510–690

Pan-Nadir

MS

1

430–520

Blue

MS

2

520–610

Green

MS

3

610–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Infrared

Spectral range

Product typeProcessing templates
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • All Bands
  • Double Line Stereo
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic BWD
  • Panchromatic FWD
  • Panchromatic NAD
  • Pan sharpen
  • Pan sharpen and Multispectral
  • Three Line Stereo

WorldView-1

The WorldView raster types allow you to add raster data collected from the WorldView-1, WorldView-2, or WorldView-3 satellite sensors. To learn more about these sensors, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Standard Orthoready
  • Orthorectified
  • Panchromatic
WorldView-1 products

WorldView-1 spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

400–900

Panchromatic

WorldView-1 spectral range

WorldView-2

The WorldView raster types allow you to add raster data collected from the WorldView-1, WorldView-2, or WorldView-3 satellite sensors. To learn more about these sensors, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Orthorectified
  • Orthorectified AComp
  • Standard
  • Standard AComp
  • Standard Orthoready
  • Standard Orthoready AComp
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral AComp
  • Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic AComp
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen AComp
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
WorldView-2 products

WorldView-2 spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

400–450

Coastal blue

MS

2

450–510

Blue

MS

3

510–580

Green

MS

4

585–625

Yellow

MS

5

630–690

Red

MS

6

705–745

Red edge

MS

7

770–895

Near infrared 1

MS

8

860–1040

Near infrared 2

WorldView-2 spectral range

WorldView-3

The WorldView raster types allow you to add raster data collected from the WorldView-1, WorldView-2, or WorldView-3 satellite sensors. To learn more about these sensors, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe. Currently, the raster type for WorldView-3 only includes support for the visible, near infrared, and shortwave infrared (SWIR) bands, but not for CAVIS.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Orthorectified
  • Orthorectified AComp
  • Standard
  • Standard AComp
  • Standard Orthoready
  • Standard Orthoready AComp
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Multispectral AComp
  • Panchromatic
  • Panchromatic AComp
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen AComp
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
WorldView-3 products

WorldView-3 spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

400–450

Coastal blue

MS

2

450–510

Blue

MS

3

510–580

Green

MS

4

585–625

Yellow

MS

5

630–690

Red

MS

6

705–745

Red edge

MS

7

770–895

Near infrared 1

MS

8

860–1040

Near infrared 2

SWIR

1

1195–1225

Shortwave infrared 1

SWIR

2

1550–1590

Shortwave infrared 2

SWIR

3

1640–1680

Shortwave infrared 3

SWIR

4

1710–1750

Shortwave infrared 4

SWIR

5

2145–2185

Shortwave infrared 5

SWIR

6

2185–2225

Shortwave infrared 6

SWIR

7

2235–2285

Shortwave infrared 7

SWIR

8

2295–2365

Shortwave infrared 8

WorldView-3 spectral range

WorldView-4

WorldView-4, is a third generation commercial Earth observation satellite that has a maximum resolution of 31 cm. These are similar imagery as WorldView-3, the highest resolution commercially available at the time of its launch.

Currently ArcGIS supports the View-Ready/Standard Orthoready (OR2A) product and the System-Ready/Basic (1B). To learn more about these sensors, see DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Basic
  • Standard Orthoready
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
WorldView-4 products

WorldView-4 spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

450–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

450-510

Blue

MS

2

510-580

Green

MS

3

655-690

Red

MS

4

780-920

NearInfrared

WorldView-4 spectral range

ZY02C HRC raster type

The ZY02C HRC raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the ZY-1 02C satellite.

The ZY02C HRC sensor has two product types:

  • Level 1A—This product has had radiometric correction but no geometric correction.
  • Level 2A—This product has been radiometric corrected and georeferenced.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1A
  • Level 2A
  • HRC1 (panchromatic of high-resolution camera)
  • HRC2 (panchromatic of high-resolution camera)
  • HRC (mosaic of the two panchromatic images)

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

HRC1

1

450–950

Panchromatic

HRC2

1

450–950

Panchromatic

HRC

1

450–950

Panchromatic

Spectral range

To learn more about these sensors, refer to the China Centre for Resource Satellite Data and ApplicationLink to CRESDA website website.

ZY02C PMS raster type

The ZY02C PMS raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the ZY-1 02C satellite.

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pan sharpen
  • Pan sharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan

1

510–850

Panchromatic

MS

1

520–590

Green

MS

2

630–690

Red

MS

3

770–890

Near infrared

Spectral range

To learn more about these sensors, refer to the China Centre for Resource Satellite Data and ApplicationLink to CRESDA website website.

ZY3-CRESDA

The ZY3-CRESDA raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the ZY-3 satellite, which is distributed by China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA).

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Note:

Other types of products produced by CRESDA can be supported by using the Raster Dataset or Table type.

  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pan sharpen
  • Pan sharpen and Multispectral
  • Double Line Stereo
  • Three Line Stereo

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan FWD

1

500–800

FWD-Panchromatic

Pan BWD

1

500–800

BWD-Panchromatic

Pan

1

500–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

430–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared

Spectral range

To learn more about these sensors, refer to the China Centre for Resource Satellite Data and ApplicationLink to CRESDA website website.

ZY3-SASMAC

The ZY3-SASMAC raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the ZY-3 satellite and distributed by Satellite Surveying and Mapping Application Center (SASMAC).

Product typeProcessing templates
  • All
  • Level 1

Note:

Other types of product produced by SASMAC can be supported by using the Raster Dataset or Table type.

  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pan sharpen
  • Pan sharpen and Multispectral
  • Double Line Stereo
  • Three Line Stereo

Spectral range

TagBand orderWavelength (nm)Description

Pan FWD

1

500–800

FWD-Panchromatic

Pan BWD

1

500–800

BWD-Panchromatic

Pan

1

500–800

Panchromatic

MS

1

430–520

Blue

MS

2

520–600

Green

MS

3

630–690

Red

MS

4

760–900

Near infrared

Spectral range

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