SPOT Images

    The logical place to go for unique information


    The images acquired by SPOT Earth observation satellites are an unparalleled source of information for studying, monitoring,

     forecasting and managing natural resources and human activities on our planet.  


    Alkut City Centre / Alkut-Iraq Spot 5       Resolution 2.5m  12 August 2006


    They are an efficient, cost-effective way of obtaining  invaluable  geographic information in the form of decision-support tools.

     Easy to use

    SPOT images can be directly integrated in image processing, geographic information or map-making systems.  They are easy to process and combine with other geographic data to extract whatever information may be needed.


    Objective and complete

    The information in a SPOT image gives an objective, reliable picture of the Earth's surface. Both accurate and all-encompassing, a single SPOT image covers a surface area of 3,600 km².  The SPOT archives have more than 20 million images covering almost the whole surface of the Earth several times over - go to SPOTCatalog


    Tailored to multiscale requirements

    Covering a wide area (60 km x 60 km) SPOT imagery comes in

     a full range of resolutions from 20 m down to 2.5 m, for work on

     regional or local scales (from 1:100 000 to 1:10 000).  


    Dewaina City Centre / AlQadisia - Iraq  Spot 5    Resolution 2.5m  15 April 2007


    Up-to-date and available quickly

    Thanks to the constellation of SPOT satellites and their revisit capabilities, it is possible to obtain an image of any place on Earth, each day. These images are useful for observing and analysing the evolution of land surfaces to try and understand changes affecting vast areas or precise locations. Once they have been acquired, the images are processed and made available with very short lead times  


     Alshirgat  City / Salah Al-Deen - Iraq  Spot 5

     Resolution 5m  7 November 2007



    For covering huge geographic areas or specific locations, SPOT images are often the most inexpensive and efficient solution. Depending on the degree of resolution required,  standard images cost only 0.3 € / km²."

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