RapidEye Analytic Ortho Tiles

The RapidEye Analytic Ortho Tile product is orthorectified, multispectral data from the RapidEye satellite constellation. This product is designed for a wide variety of applications that require imagery with an accurate geolocation and cartographic projection. It has been processed to remove distortions caused by terrain and can be used for many data science and analytic applications. It eliminates the perspective effect on the ground (not on buildings), restoring the geometry of a vertical shot. The orthorectified imagery is optimal for value-added image processing including vegetation indices, land cover classifications, etc. In addition to orthorectification, the imagery has radiometric corrections applied to correct for any sensor artifacts and transformation to at-sensor radiance.

Product AttributeDescription
Information Content
Analytic Bands5-band multispectral image (blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared)
Pixel Size (orthorectified)5 m
Bit Depth16-bit
Geometric CorrectionsSensor-related effects are corrected using sensor telemetry and a sensor model, bands are co-registered, and spacecraft-related effects are corrected using attitude telemetry and best available ephemeris data. Orthorectified using GCPs and fine DEMs (30 m to 90 m posting) to <10 m RMSE positional accuracy.
Positional AccuracyLess than 10 m RMSE
Radiometric Corrections
  • Correction of relative differences of the radiometric response between detectors
  • Non-responsive detector filling which fills nulls values from detectors that are no longer responding
  • Conversion to absolute radiometric values based on calibration coefficient