Launched on Sep 6, 2008, GeoEye-1 can collect images with a ground resolution of 0.41 metres in panchromatic mode and at 1.65 metres for multispectral mode. GeoEye-1 offers three metre geolocation accuracy, which means that customers can map natural and man-made features to within 3 metres of their actual location.

GeoEye-1 is a very high resolution satellite that was launched in 2008 from Vandenberg Airbase and is owned and operated by DigitalGlobe. The satellite collects image data down to a pixel resolution of 0.41 m.
This agile satellite can rotate or swivel forward, backward or side-to-side with robotic precision and has a revisit capability of 1-3 days depending on latitude. The satellite simultaneously captures 0.41 m panchromatic (black & white) and 1.65 m multispectral (colour) digital imagery.
The panchromatic and multispectral datasets are available separately or can be purchased as combined (pan-sharpened) 0.41m multispectral imagery.

Resolution Panchromatic 0.41m 
Multispectral 2.0m
* Resolution better than 50cm at nadir with 5m CE90 accuracy

Nominal Swath Width 15.2 km at Nadir
Bands
  • Pan: 450-800 nm
  • Blue: 450-510 nm
  • Green: 510-580 nm
  • Red: 655-690 nm
  • Near IR: 780-920 nm
Archive Availability Possible from September 2008
Programmable? Yes
Minimum area of purchase 25 sq kms for archive
100 sq kms for new capture
Stereo available? YES along track stereo
Largest Scale 1:1,500
Dynamic Range 11 bits
Applications Telecommunications
Land use and planning
Infrastructure planning
Environmental assessment
Marine studies
Mapping /Surveying
Civil Engineering
Utility corridor mapping
Natural Resources
Mining and Exploration
Oil and Gas
Tourism
Agriculture
DEM generation

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