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 will add 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, you should 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 will be 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 data, 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 this raster type, there are six processing templates:

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, then the data, defined by these raster types, will be added according to their wavelengths. For example, if the Product Definition was Natural Color (RGB), then 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 doesn't have a band of a particular wavelength, then the closest wavelength will be chosen.

NoteNote:

If a Product Definition is defined when creating the mosaic dataset, be sure to 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 will only add 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.

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 www.spotimage.com.

The FORMOSAT-2 products supported are:

Product type

Processing templates

  • All
  • FORMOSAT-2 Ortho
  • FORMOSAT-2 Scene 1A
  • FORMOSAT-2 Scene 2A
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • All Bands
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

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 www.geoeye.com.

Product type

Product type descriptions

Processing templates

All

All products will be looked for when adding the image data.

  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Geo

This applies to the Geo product suite.

This also includes the Geo Ortho Kit, which contains RPCs for orthorectification and the GeoStereo product.

GeoProfessional

Consists of orthorectified imagery products.

GeoEye product type mapping
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

IKONOS

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

Product type

Processing templates

  • All
  • Geo
  • GeoProfessional
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral

Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

KOMPSAT-2

The KOMPSAT-2 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from KOMPSAT-2 (KOrean MultiPurpose SATellite). To learn more about this sensor, see www.spotimage.com.

The KOMPSAT-2 products are generated in KARI format and DIMAP format. The two KOMPSAT-2 product types are:

Product type

Processing templates

  • All
  • KOMPSAT-2 Scene 1A
  • KOMPSAT-2 Scene 2A
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

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 http://landsat.usgs.gov.

Product type

Processing 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 colored image.

Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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, see http://landsat.usgs.gov.

Product type

Processing template

  • All
  • Level 1 (L1G)
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Thermal
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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, see http://landsat.usgs.gov.

Product type

Processing template

  • All
  • Level 1 (L1G, L1T)
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
  • Thermal
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

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 www.digitalglobe.com.

Product type

Processing template

  • All
  • Basic
  • Orthorectified
  • Standard
  • Standard Orthoready
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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 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 www.radarsat2.info.

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

Product type

Processing 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 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.

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

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

RapidEye

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

Product type

Processing template

  • All
  • Level 1B
  • Level 3A
  • Multispectral
Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

SPOT 5

The SPOT 5 raster type allows you to add raster data collected from the SPOT 5. To learn more about this sensor, see www.spotimage.com.

There are three SPOT 5 products supported:

Product type

Processing 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 colored image.

Spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (nm)

Description

MS

1

500–590

Green

MS

2

610–680

Red

MS

3

790–890

Near infrared

MS

4

1580–1750

Short wave infrared

Pan

1

510–730

Panchromatic

Spectral range
CautionCaution:

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 range

Metadata reference

DIMAP 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 www.spotimage.fr/web/en/584-faq.php.

WorldView-1 and WorldView-2

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

Product type

Processing templates

  • All
  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Standard Orthoready
  • Orthorectified
  • All Bands
  • Multispectral
  • Panchromatic
  • Pansharpen
  • Pansharpen and Multispectral
WorldView-1 spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (nm)

Description

Pan

1

400–900

Panchromatic

WorldView-1 spectral range
WorldView-2 spectral range

Tag

Band order

Wavelength (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

To create a natural color band combination, use

To create a color infrared band combination, use

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2/11/2014