Supported Satellite Optical Sensors

PCI Geomatics is an industry leader in supporting sensors. Our list of supported sensors grows with each release, allowing you to take advantage of the newest and best sensors available to geospatial professionals. Below is a summary of notable sensors supported by Geomatica through our Add-On packages.


Updated: February 2019, Geomatica 2018 SP1 release
YES Valid and tested in Air Photo Ortho Suite or ADS Ortho Suite (for Leica ADS)
- Not implemented
n/a Not applicable due to band combination, processing level, vendor packaging, etc.
* New in Geomatica 2018 SP1
Direct open Refers to the ability to directly open the distributed data in Geomatica Focus for viewing.
Satellite SensorDirect OpenOrthoPansharpDEM ExtractionATCORNotes
ALOS - AVNIR-2 - YES n/a n/a YES Level 1A, 1Ba, 1B2R
ALOS-Prism - YES n/a YES - Level 1A, 1B1, 1B2R (Use level 1A or 1B1 for greatest accuracy)
ASTER - YES n/a YES YES Level 1A and 1B HDF format (Use level 1A for greatest accuracy)
AVHRR YES YES n/a n/a n/a Level 1B 8-bit/10-bit/16/bit/HRPT/LAC, Level 1B 8-bit/10-bit/16-bit GAC
Cartosat-1 YES YES n/a YES - L1 (radiometrically corrected)
CBERS-1 YES YES - n/a - Level 1A TIFF file format
CBERS-2B YES YES YES n/a -  
CBERS-4 YES YES - n/a - Level L2 - PanMUX, MUXCam, IRS and WFI cameras all supported
DEIMOS-1 YES YES n/a n/a YES DIMAP Level 1R, 1T
DEIMOS-2  YES YES n/a YES YES DIMAP Level 1B
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation) - YES n/a n/a YES L0R, L1R TIFF format - Supported Sensors include Alsat-1, Beijing-1, Bilsat-1, Nigeriasat-1, UK-DMC1, UK-DMC2
Dubaisat-2 YES YES - n/a - HiRAIS sensor
EROS A/B - YES n/a YES n/a Level 1, 1A standard
FASat Charlie YES YES - n/a YES Level 1A format
Formosat-2 YES YES YES n/a YES Level 1A and Level 2
Formosat-5 YES YES YES - YES L1A and L4TWD97
Gaofen-1 YES YES YES n/a YES Level 1, 1A standard
Gaofen-2 YES YES YES n/a YES Level 1, 1A standard
Gaofen-4 YES YES n/a - YES Level 1A
GeoEye-1 YES YES YES YES YES Standard GC Level 1, or Standard 2A/LV2A
*Gokturk-1 YES YES YES YES YES Level 2A products
Gokturk-2 YES YES - - - Level 0, 1, and 2 data
GOSAT YES YES n/a n/a n/a Level 1B and 1B+
HJ YES YES n/a n/a - Level 1 and Level 2
IKONOS YES YES YES YES YES GEO product in GEOTiff, NITF format with or without RPCs
IRS - YES YES YES YES EOSAT Orbit or Map oriented products Super Structure Level 0 and 1
Jilin-1 YES YES - - - Level 1 with RPC
Kazeosat-1 YES YES YES YES - Level 1A, Level 2 with RPC
Kazeosat-2 YES YES YES - YES Level 1G
KOMPSAT-2 YES YES n/a YES YES Level 1R and 1G, level 1R gives highest accuracy
KOMPSAT-3 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1R and 1G, level 1R gives highest accuracy
KOMPSAT-3A YES YES YES - YES Level 1R and 1G, level 1R gives highest accuracy
LANDSAT 1-3 MSS YES YES n/a n/a n/a LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
LANDSAT 4-5 MSS YES YES n/a n/a YES LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
Landsat 4-7 Surface Reflectance (LEDAPS) YES n/a - - - Supported data products include:
•Surface reflectance
•Azimuth / Zenith
•Pixel quality assessment
LANDSAT 4-8 Analysis-ready data (ARD) YES n/a - - - Supported data products include:
•Top-of-atmosphere brightness temperature (BT)
•Top-of-atmosphere  reflectacne (TA)
•Surface reflectance (SR)
•Pixel quality assessment (QA)
LANDSAT 5 TM YES YES n/a n/a YES LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
LANDSAT 7 ETM+Data YES YES YES n/a YES LMTX data with .txt and .tif files, L1G data, and FST data
LANDSAT 8 YES YES YES n/a YES LMTX Data with .txt and .tif files
Landsat-8 Surface Reflectance (LASRC) YES n/a - - - Supported data products include:
•Surface reflectance
•Azimuth / Zenith
•Pixel quality assessment
MERIS (ENVISAT) YES YES n/a n/a - 1B format
MODIS - YES n/a n/a - Level 1A or 1B HDF format
OrbView-3 - YES - n/a YES OrbView Basic product
PeruSat-1 YES YES YES YES YES Level 2A, Sensor product
Level 3, Ortho product
PlanetScope YES - - - YES Level 3A / 3B Ortho products
Pleiades YES YES YES YES YES Level 1A and Level 2
QuickBird YES YES YES YES YES Basic 1B format in TIFF and NITF, Ortho-ready standard in TIFF and NITF
RapidEye YES YES n/a n/a YES Level 1B (Basic)
RASAT YES YES - n/a - L1 format
Resourcesat-2 YES YES - - YES AWIFS, LISS-3, and LISS-4
Sentinel-2 YES n/a - - YES Level 1C and Level 2A Ortho products
ShiJian 9A YES YES - n/a - Level 1A TIFF
SkySat YES YES YES - - Basic scene products
SPOT 1-4 - YES YES YES YES LGSWOG Canadian format L1
SPOT-5 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1A and 1B DIMAP and CAP formats
SPOT-6 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1A DIMAP
SPOT-7 YES YES YES YES - Level 1A DIMAP
*SuperView-1 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1B or 2A products
TeLEOS-1 YES YES n/a n/a n/a Level 1 and 2
Thaichote (THEOS) YES YES YES - - Level 1 / 1A
TH-01 YES YES - - - Level 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B
TripleSat YES YES YES - YES Level 1B
WorldView-1 YES YES n/a YES - Level 1B and Ortho-ready standard
WorldView-2 YES YES YES YES YES Level 1B and Ortho-ready standard
WorldView-3 YES YES YES YES YES System-ready (Basic), View-ready (Standard), or Map-ready (Ortho) products
WorldView-4 YES YES YES YES YES System-ready (Basic) or View-ready (Standard) products
Yaogan-14 YES YES - - - Level 1 Standard GeoTIFF
Yaogan-2 YES YES - - - Level 1 Standard GeoTIFF
Yaogan-8 YES YES - - - Level 1 Standard GeoTIFF
ZY1-02C YES YES - n/a - TIFF or RPC format
ZY-3 YES YES - YES YES TIFF or RPC format
ZY3-2 YES YES - YES YES TIFF or RPC format


Supported Aerial Sensors

Geomatica supports the following aerial image formats in Air Photo Ortho Suite (Standard and Digital/Video) and ADS Ortho Suite (ADS).

 

Standard aerial

These are images scanned from film or prints. These images often measure 9 inches by 9 inches in size and usually contain calibration (fiducial) marks. Normally, a camera calibration report is supplied with the images. The camera calibration report provides data about the camera; such as the focal length, fiducial coordinates and radial distortion parameters.

Digital/Video

These are images generated from CCD arrays (Charged Coupled Devices) in digital cameras. A camera calibration report may not be supplied with the images. Most companies that provide calibration services for standard aerial cameras can provide camera calibration services for digital and video cameras. The minimum required parameters are focal length (determined when the lens is set) and chip size (which can be obtained from the camera manufacturer). Oblique imagery is not supported.

Leica Airborne Digital Sensor (ADS)

The Leica airborne digital sensor (ADS) is a line-scanning sensor that collects images in long strips up to 24,000 pixels wide. This camera can simultaneously collect panchromatic, color, infrared and stereo imagery. All multispectral bands are collected simultaneously providing five-band, co-registered imagery at a common, high resolution.

YES Valid and tested in Air Photo Ortho Suite or ADS Ortho Suite (for Leica ADS)
- Not implemented
n/a Not applicable due to band combination, processing level, vendor packaging, etc.
Airphoto SensorOrthoDEM ExtractionNotes
Applanix DSS YES YES  
Leica ADS YES - Level 0, 1, and 2 ADS 40/80
Level 1 and 2 ADS 100
Microsoft UltraCam YES YES  
Z/I Imaging DMC YES YES  
Other aerial sensors     Other digital frame sensors with appropriate metadata are supported.



Supported Radar Sensors

 

Updated: February 2019, Geomatica 2018 SP1 release
YES Valid and tested in Air Photo Ortho Suite or ADS Ortho Suite (for Leica ADS)
- Not implemented
n/a Not applicable due to band combination, processing level, vendor packaging, etc.
* New in Geomatica 2018 SP1
Direct open refers to the ability to directly open the distributed data in Geomatica Focus for viewing.
Radar SensorDirect OpenModelOrthoDEM Extraction (stereo)SPTAInSARNotes
AIRSAR YES n/a n/a n/a YES - NASA DC-8 Multi-look complex (MLC), standard Quad Polarization
ALOS-1 PALSAR YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a YES -

JAXA-CESO Levels 1.1 and 1.5

ERSDAC-VEXCEL Level 1.1

ERSDAC Levels 1.5, 4.1, 4.2

ALOS-2 PALSAR (Compact) YES Toutin & Radar specific YES n/a YES Full (SLC strip map) Processing levels supported include:
•Level 1.1 Single-look complex (SLC)
•Level 1.5 Detected
•Level 2.1 Detected (Orthorectified Level 1.1 data)
•Level 3.1 Detected
ASAR (ENVISAT) YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES - ASAR Image Mode (IM) ASAR Alternating Polarization Mode (AP) ASAR Global Monitoring Mode (GM)
COSMO SkyMed YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES

Full (SLC strip map)

Processing levels supported include:
•Level 1A single-look complex (SSC)
•Level 1B Detected ground multi-look (DGM)
•Level 1C Geocoded ellipsoid corrected (GEC)
•Level 1D Geocoded terrain corrected (GTC)
CV-580 YES n/a n/a n/a YES - Convair 580 C&X-band SLC-Q (Single-look complex, standard quad-pol) MLC-Q (multi-look complease standard symmetrized quad-pol)
ERS YES Toutin YES n/a n/a - Georeferenced level for images produced in Canada and the PRI level produced by ESA
Kompsat-5 YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES Full (SLC strip map) Processing levels supported include:
•L1A Single-look complex (SCS)
•L1B Detected multi-looked (DGM)
•L1C Geocoded Earth ellipsoid (GEC, WEC)
•L1D Geocoded Earth terrain (GTC, WTC)
RADARSAT-1 - Toutin & Radar specific YES YES n/a - SGC (SAR Georeferenced Coarse Resolution) SGF (SAR Georeferenced Fine Resolution) SGX (SAR Georeferenced Extra Fine Resolution) SLC (Single Look Complex) SCN (ScanSAR Narrow Beam Product) SCW (ScanSAR Wide Beam Product)
*RADARSAT-2 YES Toutin,
Rational
Function
& Radar
specific
YES YES YES FULL (SLC strip map, spotlight) Processing levels supported include:
•SLC (Single Look Complex)
•SGX (SAR Georeferenced Extra Fine)
•SGF (SAR Georeferenced Fine,
•SCN (ScanSAR Narrow Beam)
•SCW (ScanSAR Wide Beam)
•SCF (ScanSAR fine)
•SCS (ScanSAR sampled)
•SSG (SAR Systematic Geocorrected)
•SPG (SAR Precision Geocorrected)
RISAT-1 (Compact) YES Toutin & Radar specific YES YES YES FULL (SLC strip map) High resolution Spotlight (HRS)
Fine resolution strip map (FRS-1)
Fine resolution alternate polarization strip map (FRS-2)
Medium resolution ScanSAR (MRS)
Coarse resolution ScanSAR (CRS)
*Sentinel-1 YES Toutin & Rational Function YES - YES FULL (SLC strip map) Level 1 SLC
•Strip map (SM)
Level 1 GRD (ground-range detected)
•Strip map (SM) full (FR), high  (HR), and medium (MR) resolution
•Interferometric wide swath (IW) high (HR), and medium (MR) resolution
•Extra-wide swath (EW) high (HR), and medium (MR) resolution
SIR-C YES n/a n/a n/a YES - NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour SLC-Q (Single-look complex, standard quad-pol) SLC-D (Single-look complex, standard dual-pol) MLC-Q (multi-look complease standard symmetrized quad-pol) MLC-D (multi-look complease standard symmetrized dual-pol)
*TanDEM-X / TerraSAR-X YES Toutin, Rational Function & Radar specific YES n/a YES FULL (SLC strip map, spotlight, bistatic) Level 1B, Multi Look Ground Range Detected (MGD)
Level 1B, Single Look Slant Range Complex (SSC)
Level 1B, Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC)
Level 1B, Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected (EEC)
UAVSAR YES n/a n/a n/a n/a - NASA MLC Calibrated multi-look cross products SLC Calibrated single-look complex products DAT Compressed Stokes Matrix product GRD Calibrated complex cross products projected to the ground in simple geographic coordinates HGT DEM product

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