SPOT 6/7 Products

SPOT 6&7 - Intro

SPOT 6/7 1.5-m-resolution products are available at two processing levels, Primary and Ortho. You can order archive or tasked satellite imagery per over your area of interest from our GeoStore web portal or through our Customer Care Service, by contacting your usual point of contact or by completing the contact form.

SPOT 6/7 Product Options

Area of Interest Area of Interest

Define your area of interest:

  • Circle: latitude and longitude of centre in decimal degrees, radius in kilometres (based on WGS 84)
  • Rectangle: latitude and longitude of top left and bottom right corners in decimal degrees (based on WGS 84)
  • ESRI shapefile or KMZ or KML polygon: in decimal degrees, UTM WGS 84 projection 

In all cases, minimum of 100 for archive imagery and 500 for tasked imagery, with a width of at least 20km in any direction for tasked imagery (5 km for archive imagery).

Processing levels Processing levels


For Mono, Stereo and Tri-stereo acquisitions:

  • Processing level closest to the image acquired by the sensor: it restores perfect collection conditions. The sensor is placed in rectilinear geometry, the image is clear of any radiometric distortion.
  • Optimal for clients familiar with satellite imagery processing techniques wishing to apply their own production methods (orthorectification or 3D modeling for example). To this end, RPCs and the sensor model are provided to ensure you full autonomy and simplicity.


For Monoscopic acquisitions:

  • Georeferenced image in Earth geometry, corrected from off-nadir acquisition and terrain effects.
  • Optimal for simple and direct use of the image, and for immediate ingestion into a Geographic Information System.
  • The standard 3D model used for ground corrections is the worldwide Elevation30 dataset (also known as Reference3D).
  • When different precisions are needed, we can also provide custom orthorectification, with any other elevation model or GCPs you provide or we acquire for the purpose. The Tailored Ortho Product can also be requested in case of creation of a mosaic of images. Each Tailored Ortho Product is submitted to a feasibility study and specific delivery timeframes. 

Spectral combinations Spectral combinations

Panchromatic (P) Multispectral (MS) Bundle (P+MS) Pansharpened (PMS)
1.5 m

1 band (Black and White)
6 m

4 bands (B, G, R, NIR)
1.5 m and 6 m, separated

Pan: 1.5 m
1 band (Black and White)

Multispectral: 6 m
4 bands (B, G, R, NIR)
1.5 m (fusion)
  • Pansharpened  4 bands (B, G, R, NIR)
  • Pansharpened 3 bands
    • Natural colour (B, R, G)
    • False colour (G, R, NIR)

Spectral bands:

  • Pan: 450 - 745 nm
  • Blue: 450 - 520 nm
  • Green: 530 - 590 nm
  • Red: 625 - 695 nm
  • Near-infrared: 760 - 890 nm

These 5 bands are always acquired simultaneously.

Delivery Delivery

Delivery time:

  • Standard: 48 hours
  • Rush: 12 hours

These delivery times apply during working days and working hours, for data stored in our Operator Centre in Toulouse, France.

Delivery medium:

  • FTP
  • DVD (4.7 GB maximum per DVD)
  • Hard Drive (500 GB) or Flash Drive (16 GB) with additional charge (see price list)

Format - Encoding - Projections Formats, encoding, projections

SPOT 6 products are delivered in DIMAP V2 format.

Imagery format

  • JPEG 2000, optimised compression (3.5 bits/pixel)perfect for fast download and easy data sharing,
  • JPEG 2000, regular compression (8 bits/pixel), recommended for user willing to do some high precision post processing,
  • GeoTIFF (uncompressed).

More about DIMAP V2 and JPEG 2000

Product encoding

  • 8 bits + optional dynamic range adjustment on/off or tailored to need
  • 12 bits for JPEG 2000 format, 16 bits for GeoTIFF format

Ortho projection

  • Geographic: WGS 84
  • Cartographic: UTM WGS 84
  • Other projections on request (all projection from the GDLib library are available).

SPOT 6/7 Products


SPOT 6 User Guide


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