SPOT Image, as KOMPSAT-2 (KOrean MultiPurposeSATellite) - the very-high-resolution satellite belonging to the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) - imagery distributor, is ready to offer you easier and wider access to a unique palette of data products spanning VHR to wide-swath imagery:
· 1 Exclusive access to KOMPSAT-2 1-m resolution imagery
· 2 A competitive range offering wider access to large-
scale satellite mapping products
The KOMPSAT-2 satellite -
KOMPSAT-2 acquires imagery in black and white (Pan) at a resolution of 1 m and in colour (MS) across 4 bands in the visible (red, green, blue) and near-infrared at a resolution of 4 m. Simultaneous acquisition of Pan and MS images means that merged 1-m images are available as a standard product.
KOMPSAT-2 images cover a footprint of 15 km x 15 km.
Panchromatic (1m Pan) - KOMPSAT Satellite Image - Spot Image
Multispectral (4m MS) - KOMPSAT Satellite Image - Spot Image
Bundle (1m Pan & 4m MS separated) - KOMPSAT Satellite Image -
Pan-sharpened (1m colour in 4 bands:
R,G,B,NIR)- KOMPSAT Satellite Image - Spot Image
KOMPSAT-2 imagery features
B&W : 1 m
Colour (4 bands) : 1 m
Multispectral (R, V, B, NIR) : 4 m
Bundle ( Pan and MS separated images)
Pan : 0,50 - 0,90 µm
MS1 (blue) : 0,45 - 0,52 µm
MS2 (green) : 0,52 - 0,60
MS3 (red) : 0,63 - 0,69 µm
MS4 (near-infrared) :
0,76 - 0,90 µm
Locate, identify and measure surface features and objects primarily by their physical appearance
Mapping shallow water, differentiating soil from vegetation
Differentiating vegetation by health
Differentiating vegetation by species
Mapping vegetation, mapping vegetation vigor/health, Differentiating vegetation by species
15 x 15 km
Revisit rate / Viewing angle
Orbital period of 28 days
Revisit rate of 3 days with roll angle of 30°
Panchromatic and multispectral images can be acquired
at the same time
acquisition 10 bits/pixel, delivery 16 bits/pixel
1A, 2A and ortho
Note: Features applicable for images acquired at nadir
The large-scale mapping solution
KOMPSAT-2’s coverage and resolution offer a more effective solution to all your detailed mapping needs, at scales of 1:5 000 to 1:2 000.
Resolution suited to feature detection and identification
KOMPSAT-2’s very high spatial resolution is a key reconnaissance asset. Ideally suited to strategic and operational intelligence gathering, it supports identification and characterization of sensitive sites and reconnaissance and identification of civil and military systems.
Container ship (c) KARI - Satellite image - Distribution Spot Image
In this 1-m image, we can identify a container ship.
Click on the image to display a wide image extract : We can also use it as a basis for a technical description of the terminal’s port facilities.
Level of analysis
Up to 1:2 000
KOMPSAT-2: the metric element in Spot Image’s multisource portfolio
Spot Image’s optical imagery offers a range of resolutions and coverage for diverse geographic information needs, adapted to specific mapping scales and levels of analysis.
Our complementary products are all supplied to the same standards and generated using
the same procedures.
If you have a multiscale mapping requirement for an area of interest, you submit a single request to a single contact. Spot Image offers you a multisource solution comprising maps:
· at regional scale (from 1:80 000) with SPOT and FORMOSAT-2 imagery to exploit the advantages of daily revisits so that you can build up wide-area coverages quickly and increase the chances of acquiring clear imagery over areas with frequent cloud cover;
· at local scale (urban scale, for example) with KOMPSAT-2 imagery for work at scales up to 1:2 000.
Railway track (c) KARI - Distribution
5 - 2 m
1:10 000 to 1:5 000
Aircraft, NBC weapons components, missile launch sites, radar and radio communication equipment, storage facilities, C4SIR centres
Large aircraft, air bases, ships, submarines, bridges
Air bases, urban zones, coastlines, landing zones
10 m – 5 m
1:25 000 to1:10 000
Ground troops, air bases, ships, submarines, bridges
Ports and port zones, railway zones
20 m – 10 m
1:80 000 to 1:25 000
Coastlines, landing zones
Urban zones, ports and port zones, railway zones