What's New in GeoStore?

We continuously develop our GeoStore in order to offer you the best possible online experience. Stay up to date on the latest improvements in GeoStore.

February 2017

As of 9 February 2017, the Pléiades and SPOT 6/7 commercial offers have been enriched with additional Radiometry and Geometry imagery processing options.

As of 9 February 2017, the Pléiades and SPOT 6/7 commercial offers have been enriched with additional Radiometry and Geometry imagery processing options.

New geometric processing: Projected

The image acquired in the plane of the sensor is projected onto a cartographic or geographic terrestrial plane. The plane is defined with a constant altitude, which is the mean height value over the area of interest.
Projected products include all the radiometric and geometric corrections of the Primary level (external orientation). An associated geometric model is described in an RPC file that can be directly integrated into image processing and analysis software.

New geometric processing: Projected

Main benefits for users:

- Directly compatible with GIS environments
- Easier orthorectification by users who use their own reference layers (Ortho, GCPs and DEM…) thanks to the geometric model described in the embedded RPC file

New Radiometric processing: Reflectance

The image is radiometrically corrected from sensor calibration and systematic atmospheric effects (molecular or ‘Rayleigh’ diffusion). Cloud, cloud veil, haze, aerosol (pollution and sandstorm) remain.
Image values are provided in normalized reflectance values with a 1/10,000 ratio.

Main benefits for users:

- Correct the bluish effects from the atmosphere
- Obtain reliable true colors
- Ensure more stable luminosity/contrast on screen
- Prepare direct near seamless coverage (eg. Mosaicking…)

New Radiometric processing: Display

Display level products are generated from a new algorithm based on the Reflectance product. The Display level replaces the former OVR (Optimized Visual Rendering) option.
8-bit pixel coding should be requested since 16-bit pixel coding does not provide any additional information. Moreover, image files are lighter with 8-bit pixel coding.
Display processing should be selected when images need to be immediately displayed on screens with optimized visual rendering.

1-Radiometric Processing Basic:

Radiometric Processing Basic

2-Radiometric Processing Reflectance:

Radiometric Processing Reflectance

3-Radiometric Processing Display:

Radiometric Processing Display

November 2016

New product available in GeoStore: Best of SPOT 1.5m!

Select the  Best of SPOT 1.5 button product in the SPOT archive product collection and display directly in GeoStore the freshest and cloud-free images on your AOI in a few clicks. These images have been manually selected by Airbus Defence and Space imagery experts.

Best of SPOT 1.5m

October 2016

New: Upload your polygon names directly in GeoStore!

You can now import the native names of your AOIs directly from your Shapefile or KML/KMZ. This option is very useful if you have a lot of AOIs to cover, simply extract the site locations from your own GIS and batch upload them into GeoStore.

Click on  Click on upload - EN and select  Click on KML / KMZ to upload a KML/KMZ file or Click on SHP   to upload a Shapefile.

If you are uploading a Shapefile, make sure to select all the related file types (.shp .dbf .shx .prj) by maintaining the SHIFT or CTRL key while clicking.

Then click on the switch button to select “Yes”, choose the field name to import and click on “OK” to start the upload.

Rename Polygon - EN

Note that if you are uploading a KML/KMZ file, only the “Name” attribute will be selectable.

New: Feasibility study display improved for OneDay and OneNow options!

The automated feasibility study has been improved.
Discover the new snapshot functionality: capture the map and save it as an image.
The sensor and viewing angle are now displayed in the feasibility results.

Feasibility study display improved

Find here below the release note for the new GeoStore version to come in October 2016

1.1 Interface
Fixed Fixed: When there were several polygons in the map, the name of the active polygon was not correctly refreshed.
Fixed Fixed: Switching between two polygons did not work properly if the user clicked on the line instead of the polygon name.
Fixed Fixed: The polygon names (when a user renames a polygon) were not saved in the projects.
Fixed Fixed: Drawing an AOI by coordinates did not work properly when entering coordinates with a high number of decimals.
Unresolved Unresolved: Users might encounter issues when trying to surf GeoStore with Safari on Ipad. We recommend that users switch to a different web browser such as Chrome or Mozilla or use a different platform to access GeoStore.

1.2 Catalogue Search
Fixed Fixed: Displaying SPOTMaps previews could take time; it is no longer the case.
Fixed Fixed: Several minor issues were reported about the target mode.
Fixed Fixed: When searching images by ID, only the first ten images were displayed in the result list. Search by ID is no longer limited in the number of results.
Fixed Fixed: When displaying multiple previews or footprints of products in the result list, clicking again on the preview or footprint button did not stop the current display.
Fixed Fixed: Some discrepancies between preview and associated footprint were reported for some SPOT10-m imagery.

1.3 Tasking
Fixed Fixed: Several minor issues were reported on the OneDay & OneNow feasibility studies including the following:

- If the “extended angles” box was not ticked in the result list, exporting the feasibility study was empty. It is no longer the case.
- Users can now export the feasibility study from the basket.

1.4 Ordering
Fixed Fixed: Approvers could not approve orders placed by other users.
Fixed Fixed: The project names could interfere with the ordering steps (long project names, different names between project and order).
Fixed Fixed: The city and country were not displayed properly during the checkout step, although it did not prevent the order from being placed. This information now displays properly.