Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, January 26, 2009 – Demonstration products generated by the RapidEye system have been made public for the first time. The samples of the RapidEye Standard ImageProducts show an area over Griffith in New South Wales, Australia. “We are enthusiastic about being able to show the world the high quality of our images by releasing our first demonstration product. This is also testimony to the excellent work of MacDonald Dettwiler (MDA), our general contractor throughout these last years,” said Wolfgang Biedermann, CEO of RapidEye.
The sample datasets are available for download as a RapidEye Ortho Product (level 3A) and RapidEye Basic Product (level 1B). The RapidEye Ortho Product (level 3A) images have not only been radiometrically corrected, but also have been orthorectified using Ground Control Points and a DTED level 1 SRTM DEM (digital elevation model) or better.
The RapidEye Basic Product (level 1B) has radiometric and sensor corrections applied to the data. The sample datasets include a metadata file, giving the user information about the image such as the acquisition date and time, file format, product level and locational coordinates. The datasets can be downloaded instantly as a zip-file from the RapidEye website: https://www.rapideye.de/demo-products.