USGS EROS Archive - Commercial Satellites - CDP Imagery - GeoEye-1

Science Center Objects

Collection of licensed commercial GeoEye-1 imagery available to government agencies only.

Back to Commercial Data Purchases (CDP) Imagery

The Commercial Data Purchases (CDP) Imagery Collection contains GeoEye-1imagery and is archived at the USGS Earth Resources Observation & Science Center (EROS). The CDP supports the Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy (CRSSP) by providing data to qualified Federal users at no cost. See U.S. Federal User Certification form (.pdf).

Commercial vendor licensing may restrict access to imagery, and license restrictions may vary for each individual image. However, users have the option to request license upgrades for imagery not currently licensed for their Federal agency.  Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


GeoEye’s GeoEye-1 satellite was launched on September 6, 2008 and collects data at a 0.41-meter spatial resolution in the panchromatic mode, (resampled to 0.5-meter) and 1.65-meter resolution in the multispectral mode, with exceptional geolocation accuracy. GeoEye-1 is in a sun-synchronous orbit and makes 15 orbits per day at an altitude of 681 kilometers. Revisit time is three days or sooner, depending on the required look angle. See GeoEye-1 for more details. 

Coverage Maps

Coverage Maps indicating the availability of GeoEye-1 products are available for download.

Access Data

Commercial data held in the USGS archives can be downloaded from EarthExplorer (EE) using a valid username and password that allows searching and downloading of commercial data. To gain access to the Commercial datasets on EE, please complete and return the U.S. Federal User Certification form (.pdf) along with your EarthExplorer registered username to

After your request is reviewed, you will be notified when you can search and download commercial data.

EarthExplorer can be used to search, preview, and download Commercial Data Purchases (CDP) Imagery. The collections are located under the Commercial Data category. See the Product Info tab for data access information.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

CDP Imagery - GeoEye-1 Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number: /10.5066/F7319TSJ