Pléiades and SPOT 6/ 7 Format Delivery

Pléiades and SPOT 6/ 7 products are delivered in DIMAP V2 format containing either a JPEG 2000 or a GeoTIFF image file.

The DIMAP V2 Format

The DIMAP V2 format is an improved version of SPOT 5’s DIMAP format:

  • Integrates either GeoTIFF or JPEG 2000 image format,
  • Provides RPCs (Rational Polynomial Coefficients) for easy orthorectification and geometric processing,
  • Encompasses a KMZ for a rapid, easy and user-friendly display of main metadata in Google Earth environment,
  • Improved file naming to provide the first information about the product at an immediate glance (sensor, date, processing level, spectral band combination),
  • Quality mask and cloud cover mask are included.

A DIMAP V2 file contains:

Dimap V.2 information content

Image format: JPEG 2000 or GeoTIFF

You can choose your image format: JPEG 2000 or GeoTIFF.

  JPEG 2000 GeoTIFF
  Dynamic range 12 bits Dynamic range 12 bits
(storage 16 bits)
Primary - Optimised: 2.5 GB
- Regular: 5.96 GB (max)
- 13.5 GB
Ortho
(20° angle)
- Optimised: 2.9 GB
- Regular: 6.76 GB (max)
- 15.5 GB
  Dynamic range 8 bits Dynamic range 8 bits
Primary - Optimised: 2.5 GB
- Regular: 5.96 GB (max)
- 6.7 GB
Ortho
(20° angle)
- Optimised: 2.9 GB
- Regular: 6.76 GB (max)
- 7.7 GB

 

JPEG 2000 benefits

JPEG 2000 combines excellent preservation of the information content with high compression rates

  • 2 JPEG 2000 compressions (GeoTIFF does not enable compression):
    • Optimised (3.5 bits / px) for fast download and easy data sharing
    • Regular (8 bits /px) for users wishing to do some high-precision post processing
  • File size up to 5 TIMES smaller than with GeoTIFF for equivalent product
  • Increased ease of data warehouse management, handling and post processing

Very fast and smooth display

  • Read by most software and GIS editors

Georeferencing with J2W plus GML header

  • Compliant with ISO, OGC, INSPIRE rules

Pléiades and SPOT 6/ 7 Format Delivery

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