USGS EROS Archive - Commercial Satellites - SPOT Controlled Image Base 10 meter (CIB-10)

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SPOT Controlled Image Base is an orthorectified product derived from panchromatic images with a 10-meter ground sample distance. Coverage is limited to portions of the United States, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, North and South Korea, Central America, western Russia, and other smaller areas around the world. (1986-1993)

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SPOT CIB-10 image over Lake Walcott and southern Idaho © CNES 1986.

SPOT CIB-10 image over Lake Walcott and southern Idaho © CNES 1986.
(Public domain)

SPOT Controlled Image Base 10 meter (CIB-10) is a collection of orthorectified panchromatic (grayscale) images. The data were acquired between 1986 and 1993 by the French space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), which owns and operates the SPOT satellite system. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) acquired this collection of SPOT satellite data for the “Imagery for Citizens” program, which was designed to provide public and educational access to high quality imagery. The panchromatic images were orthorectified using NGA Digital Terrain Elevation Data Level 1 to remove image distortion and obtain the geometric qualities of a map.

The SPOT CIB-10 products were obtained under a license agreement that allows for open distribution to the public. Use of the data in published work shall be attributed to CNES and must retain the copyright: © CNES (date of image). No additional permission is required to use or distribute this commercial imagery.

The satellite image mosaic products cover large areas of the United States, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, North and South Korea, Central America, western Russia, and other smaller areas around the globe. The coverage map in EarthExplorer shows the extent of available data.

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center manages and distributes SPOT CIB-10 data. Files are distributed in GeoTIFF format.

Product Specifications

 
Coordinate System Geographic
Horizontal Datum WGS84 (World Geodetic System 1984)
Spectral Band Panchromatic
Spectral Range 0.51 - 0.73 µm
Spatial Resolution 10-meter

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Additional Information

Access Data

EarthExplorer can be used to search, preview, and download SPOT CIB-10 data. The collection is located on the Data Sets menu under Commercial Satellites>SPOT>SPOT-Historical. Qualified users must be logged in to EarthExplorer to gain access to this dataset. The download options icon allows users to select level of processing.

 

 

SPOT Controlled Image Base 10 meter (CIB-10) Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number: /10.5066/F7DB809V