Satellite Optical Sensor Support

PCI Geomatics is an industry leader in supporting sensors. Our list of supported sensors grows with each release, allowing you to take advantage of the newest and best sensors available to geospatial professionals. Below is a summary of notable sensors supported by Geomatica through our Add-On packages.


*New in Geomatica 2017

Satellite SensorDirect OpenOrthoPansharpDEM ExtractionATCORNotes
ALOS - AVNIR-2 - YES n/a n/a YES Level 1A, 1Ba, 1B2R
ALOS-Prism - YES n/a YES - Level 1A, 1B1, 1B2R (Use level 1A or 1B1 for greatest accuracy)
ASTER - YES n/a YES YES Level 1A and 1B HDF format (Use level 1A for greatest accuracy)
AVHRR YES YES n/a n/a n/a Level 1B 8-bit/10-bit/16/bit/HRPT/LAC, Level 1B 8-bit/10-bit/16-bit GAC
Cartosat-1 YES YES n/a YES - L1 (radiometrically corrected)
CBERS-1 YES YES - n/a - Level 1A TIFF file format
CBERS-2B YES YES YES n/a -  
CBERS-4 YES YES - n/a - Level L2 - PanMUX, MUXCam, IRS and WFI cameras all supported
DEIMOS-1 YES YES n/a n/a YES DIMAP Level 1R, 1T
DEIMOS-2  YES YES n/a YES YES DIMAP Level 1B
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation) - YES n/a n/a YES L0R, L1R TIFF format - Supported Sensors include Alsat-1, Beijing-1, Bilsat-1, Nigeriasat-1, UK-DMC1, UK-DMC2
Dubaisat-2 YES YES - n/a - HiRAIS sensor
EROS A/B - YES n/a YES n/a Level 1, 1A standard
FASat Charlie YES YES - n/a YES Level 1A format
Formosat YES YES n/a n/a YES Level 1, 1A standard
Gaofen-1 YES YES YES n/a YES Level 1, 1A standard
Gaofen-2 YES YES YES n/a YES Level 1, 1A standard
GeoEye-1 YES YES YES YES YES Standard GC Level 1, or Standard 2A/LV2A
Gokturk-2 YES YES - - - Level 0, 1, and 2 data
GOSAT YES YES n/a n/a n/a Level 1B and 1B+
HJ YES YES n/a n/a - Level 1 and Level 2
IKONOS YES YES YES YES YES GEO product in GEOTiff, NITF format with or without RPCs
IRS - YES YES YES YES EOSAT Orbit or Map oriented products Super Structure Level 0 and 1
Jilin-1 YES YES - - - Level 1 with RPC
Kazeosat-1 YES YES YES YES - Level 1A, Level 2 with RPC
Kazeosat-2 YES YES YES - YES Level 1G
KOMPSAT-2 YES YES n/a YES YES Level 1R and 1G, level 1R gives highest accuracy
KOMPSAT-3 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1R and 1G, level 1R gives highest accuracy
KOMPSAT-3A YES YES YES - YES Level 1R and 1G, level 1R gives highest accuracy
LANDSAT 1-3 MSS YES YES n/a n/a n/a LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
LANDSAT 4-5 MSS YES YES n/a n/a YES LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
LANDSAT 5 TM YES YES n/a n/a YES LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
LANDSAT 7 ETM+Data YES YES YES n/a YES LMTX data with .txt and .tif files, L1G data, and FST data
LANDSAT 8 YES YES YES n/a YES LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
MERIS (ENVISAT) YES YES n/a n/a - 1B format
MODIS - YES n/a n/a - Level 1A or 1B HDF format
OrbView-3 - YES - n/a YES OrbView Basic product
*PlanetScope YES - - - YES Level 3A / 3B Ortho products
Pleiades YES YES YES YES YES Level 1A and Level 2
QuickBird YES YES YES YES YES Basic 1B format in TIFF and NITF, Ortho-ready standard in TIFF and NITF
RapidEye YES YES n/a n/a YES Level 1B (Basic)
RASAT YES YES - n/a - L1 format
Resourcesat-2 YES YES - - YES AWIFS, LISS-3, and LISS-4
Sentinel-2 YES n/a - - - Level 1C and Level 2A Ortho products (image channels only)
ShiJian 9A YES YES - n/a - Level 1A TIFF
SPOT 1-4 - YES YES YES YES LGSWOG Canadian format L1
SPOT-5 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1A and 1B DIMAP and CAP formats
SPOT-6 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1A DIMAP
SPOT-7 YES YES YES YES - Level 1A DIMAP
*TeLEOS-1 YES YES n/a n/a n/a Level 1 and 2
Thaichote (THEOS) YES YES YES - - Level 1 / 1A
TH-01 YES YES - - - Level 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B
TripleSat YES YES YES - YES Level 1B
WorldView-1 YES YES n/a YES - Level 1B and Ortho-ready standard
WorldView-2 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1B and Ortho-ready standard
WorldView-3 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1B standard GeoTIFF Panchromatic, multi-spectral and SWIR bands
Yaogan-14 YES YES - - - Level 1 Standard GeoTIFF
Yaogan-2 YES YES - - - Level 1 Standard GeoTIFF
Yaogan-8 YES YES - - - Level 1 Standard GeoTIFF
ZY1-02C YES YES - n/a - TIFF or RPC format
ZY-3 YES YES - YES YES TIFF or RPC format
*ZY3-2 YES YES - YES YES TIFF or RPC format


Airphoto Sensor Support

 

Standard aerial

When the images are scanned from film or paper prints. These often measure 9 inches by 9 inches in size and usually contain calibration (fiducial) marks. Normally, a camera calibration report is supplied with the images. The camera calibration report provides data about the camera; such as the focal length, fiducial coordinates, and radial distortion parameters.

Digital/Video

When the frame images are generated from CCD arrays (Charged Coupled Devices). A camera calibration report is often not supplied with the images. However, most companies that provide calibration services for standard aerial cameras can provide camera calibration services for digital and video cameras. The minimum measurements required are the focal length, which is determined when the lens is set, and the chip size, which can be obtained from the camera manufacturer.

ADS

Geomatica currently supports imagery collected by the Leica ADS40/80 sensor.

NOTE:

In Geomatica 2015, a new ADS license code was added in preparation for a new ADS package, which will be added in a future Geomatica release. This capability will be separated from the Airphoto Ortho Suite at that time. See the following table for sensor types that have been widely tested and used in Geomatica.



Airphoto SensorOrthoDEM ExtractionNotes
Applanix DSS YES YES  
Leica ADS YES - Level 1 ADS 40/80 line scanner
Microsoft UltraCam YES YES  
Z/I Imaging DMC YES YES  



Radar Sensor Support

 

Radar SensorDirect OpenModelOrthoDEM ExtractionSPTANotes
AIRSAR YES n/a n/a n/a YES NASA DC-8 Multi-look complex (MLC), standard Quad Polarization
ALSO-1 PALSAR YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a YES

JAXA-CESO Levels 1.1 and 1.5

ERSDAC-VEXCEL Level 1.1

ERSDAC Levels 1.5, 4.1, 4.2

ALSO-2 PALSAR (Compact) YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a YES Levels 1.1, 1.5, 2.1 and 3.1 (with the exceptionof ScanSAR level 1.1)
ASAR (ENVISAT) YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES ASAR Image Mode (IM) ASAR Alternating Polarization Mode (AP) ASAR Global Monitoring Mode (GM)
COSMO SkyMed YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a YES Level 1A (SCS) Level 1B (DGM) Level 1C/1D (Geocoded)
CV-580 YES n/a n/a n/a YES Convair 580 C&X-band SLC-Q (Single-look complex, standard quad-pol) MLC-Q (multi-look complease standard symmetrized quad-pol)
ERS YES Toutin YES n/a n/a Georeferenced level for images produced in Canada and the PRI level produced by ESA
Kompsat-5 YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES Satrec Initiative Image Services (SIIS) L1A Single-look complex L1B detected multi-looked L1C Geocoded L1D Terrain corrected
RADARSAT-1 - Toutin & Radar specific YES YES n/a SGC (SAR Georeferenced Coarse Resolution) SGF (SAR Georeferenced Fine Resolution) SGX (SAR Georeferenced Extra Fine Resolution) SLC (Single Look Complex) SCN (ScanSAR Narrow Beam Product) SCW (ScanSAR Wide Beam Product)
RADARSAT-2 YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES SLC (Single Look Complex) SGF (SAR Georeferenced Fine, ScanSAR Narrow Beam, and ScanSAR Wide Beam) SGX (SAR Georeferenced Extra Fine) SGC (SAR Georeferenced Coarse) SSG (SAR Systematic Geocorrected) SPG (SAR Precision Geocorrected)
RISAT-1 (Compact) YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES ISRO High resolution Spotlight (HRS) Fine resolution stripmap (FRS-1) Fine resolution alternate stripmap (FRS-2) Medium resolution ScanSAR (MRS) Coarse resolution ScanSAR (CRS)
Sentinel-1 YES Toutin YES - - ESA Level 1 GRD (ground-range detected) Stripmap (SM) Interferometric wide swath (IW) Extra-wide swath (EW)
SIR-C YES n/a n/a n/a YES NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour SLC-Q (Single-look complex, standard quad-pol) SLC-D (Single-look complex, standard dual-pol) MLC-Q (multi-look complease standard symmetrized quad-pol) MLC-D (multi-look complease standard symmetrized dual-pol)
TanDEM-X / TerraSAR-X YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a YES ASTRIUM Level 1B products SSC_SM_D Single Look Slant Range Complex - Strip Map - Dual Polarized and Single Polarized SSC_HS_D Single Look Slant Range Complex - High-resolution Spotlight - Dual Polarized and Single Polarized SSC_SL_D Single Look Slant Range Complex – Spotlight - Dual Polarized and Single Polarized
TanDEM-X / TerraSAR-X YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a n/a ASTRIUM Level 1B products MGD_RE_SM_D & MGD_RE_SM_S Multi Look Ground Range Detected - Radiometrically Enhanced -Strip Map - Dual Polarized and Single Polarized MGD_RE_HS_D & MGD_RE_HS_S Multi Look Ground Range Detected - Radiometrically Enhanced -High-resolution Spotlight - Dual Polarized and Single Polarized MGD_RE_SL_D & MGD_RE_SL_S Multi Look Ground Range Detected - Spotlight - Radiometrically Enhanced - Dual Polarized and Single Polarized MGD_RE___SC_S Multi Look Ground Range Detected - ScanSAR - Radiometrically Enhanced - Single Polarized
TanDEM-X / TerraSAR-X - n/a n/a n/a n/a InfoTerra Germany Level 1b Products GEC - Geocoded Ellipsoid Correction EEC - Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected data
UAVSAR YES n/a n/a n/a n/a NASA MLC Calibrated multi-look cross products SLC Calibrated single-look complex products DAT Compressed Stokes Matrix product GRD Calibrated complex cross products projected to the ground in simple geographic coordinates HGT DEM product

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