Layers and Grids

Comprehensive and accurate coverage

Our experts ensure that the best imagery is collected and processed to deliver ready-to-use coverage in required timeframes.
We also guarantee precise localization.

Ground Control Points - Highly accurate 3D coordinates – up to centimeter level!

Airbus Ground Control Points are essential for accurate ortho-rectification of aerial, optical satellite imageries and drone data, for precise localization of ground features and landmarks detection. Furthermore Ground Control Points calibrate and validate all kind of maps (topographic, HD maps) and increases the accuracy of Geo Data.

Fully independent of weather conditions and daylight the Ground Control Points can be extracted anywhere on Earth at any time.
Assets of Airbus Ground Control Points:

  • Essential for precise ortho-rectification of optical imagery, Elevation Models and Maps
  • Validate & Calibrate mobile mapping data & HD maps for autonomous driving vehicles
  • Precise Geo- Information Layer for Mapping (Map scales 1.2,500 – 1.10,000)
  • Runway accuracy determination for aircraft landing safety
  • Precise localization of ground features for mission planning
Play video

Ground Control Points key features:

  • Accuracies up to 10 cm horizontal/vertical
  • Covering large areas (1000 km²) per product
  • Complementing in-situ measurements
  • 10 to 20 Ground Control Points to choose per product
  • ESRI shape file and Google KML file with the exact point location information

Your Advantages with Ground Control Points:

Mapping applications - Icon

High location accuracy to centimeter level

Effective & Fast - Icon

Fast data collection processing and delivery

Available Globally - Icon

Globally available as homogenous data source

Cost efficient - Icon

Intensive cost & time saving compared to in-situ measurements

Back to top

Basemap - The Most Reliable Worldwide Imagery Layer

Businesses, governments and institutions rely more and more on geolocalised information. To take informed decisions, prepare effective action plans or monitor missions, they use a basemap to visualize the context that surrounds their people and assets on the ground. Basemap is a worldwide off-the-shelf imagery layer made from Airbus highest-grade satellite imagery. Sharp and constantly refreshed, it provides the most reliable context to you.

Basemap is powered by OneAtlas, the Airbus Intelligence digital platform.

Click here for more information

Basemap illustration

Basemap key features:

  • Worldwide off-the-shelf layer: Complete and consistent coverage of all earth landmasses
  • Highest-grade only: Curated satellite imagery, with marginal cloud cover
  • Sharp: 1.5m over the world, 50cm over the most populated urban areas. Precisely geolocated
  • Fresh: New images every day, refreshed every year

Your Advantages with Basemap:

High quality & Reliability - Icon

Reliable: Consistent, always fresh, all metadata included: you can trust the information we provide to you.

Flexible & Adaptable - Icon

Flexible delivery: Accessed through API and URL in various protocols, or downloaded to your system, it adapts to your workflows.

User friendliness - Icon

Off-the-shelf: Tasking, selection, processing, ingestion… We take care of everything for you.

Customer support & training - Icon

24/7 dedicated customer support team

WorldDEM Hydro Layer - High Resolution Hydrological Mapping & Modelling

In times of changing climate conditions, reliable, accurate and globally available information about water bodies and drainage networks as inputs for hazard modelling and simulations (e.g. simulation of river inundation, landslide modelling), becomes ever more important. The WorldDEM Hydro layer is the first high resolution hydro layer that comprises homogenous and accurate spatial information of inland water bodies on a global scale. It is derived from the global WorldDEM dataset and provides a means for hydrological mapping, analysis and modelling from local to global scale.

Airbus WorldDEM Hydro Layer Lago Maggiore Lago d'Orta

WorldDEM Hydro Layer key features:

  • Spatial information and geometry of water bodies all over the globe
  • Suitable as input for hydro-related simulations such as river inundation modelling
  • Spatial information of drainage networks for hazard mapping and modelling (e.g. landslide modelling)
  • Suitable as high resolution input dataset for basemaps

Your Advantages with the WorldDEM Hydro Layer:

Available Globally - Icon

Global hydro base layer for mapping & modelling from local to global scale

Mapping applications - Icon

High resolution mapping on a scale up to 1:25,000

High quality & Reliability - Icon

Homogeneous and consistent inland water bodies from single-source

Effective & Fast - Icon

Up-to-date and available globally

Back to top

WorldDEM DTMlite - Most Accurate Digital Terrain Model (DTM) on a Global Scale

Mapping and modelling on large areas can be expensive, time-consuming and painful to commission. WorldDEM DTMlite, the most consistent and accurate digital terrain model on a global scale, fills gaps in the market between LiDAR and existing large area elevation models. Re/insurance companies and brokers, (risk) modellers, consultants, engineering consultancies but also governments require cost-effective, globally consistent, off-the-shelf, yet high-quality solutions. WorldDEM DTMlite provides a basis for large area applications such as hydrological modelling (flood modelling, sea level rise, landslides, water flow, etc.), geologic modelling, generation of contour lines, and visualisation.

Airbus WorldDEM DTMlite  Araucanía, Chile
WorldDEM compared with WorldDEM DTMlite in the area of Araucanía in Chile, 600km south of Santiago de Chile.

WorldDEM DTMlite is the most homogeneous and accurate Digital Terrain Model (DTM) on a global scale with a resolution of 24m, supporting regional to national modelling, visualisation, and mapping on a scale up to 1:50,000.

WorldDEM DTMlite key features:

  • 24m Digital Terrain Model (DTM) available off-the-shelf for any spot on Earth
  • WorldDEM DTMlite profits from the high precision of the WorldDEM™ product which serves as input
  • Automatically derived with surface objects such as urban areas and vegetation removed while preserving hydrological consistency
  • Optimal price-performance over large areas regarding the high quality input data used
  • Suitable for applications for mapping on a scale up to 1:50,000

Your Advantages with WorldDEM DTMlite:

Available Globally - Icon

Global Consistency

Effective & Fast - Icon

Off-the-shelf availability

Cost efficient - Icon


Mapping applications - Icon

Suitable for large scale analysis and modelling

Back to top

Did You Find Your Solution?

Airbus is there to support your business. We are ready to deliver.