In order to meet the imagery visualization needs of organizations with highly variable technical requirements and budgets, Sanborn works to make a broad range of imagery products and services available to our clients. As a premier provider of geospatial data, we are pleased to be a Google Business Partner and one of three companies in the United States with the rights to resell imagery from the Google archive.
Google imagery is high quality, 6-inch resolution digital orthophotography with 1-meter* spatial accuracy. The imagery Base Pricing option is offered as 3-band (RGB) configuration. Near-infrared data is available as a value-added option in 3-band (NRG) configuration.
Google Imagery Purchase Options
Google imagery is sold as a standardized product and represents an exceptional value in its base configuration. In addition, as a value-added service provider, Sanborn can work with the buyer to re-process imagery if special client requirements must be met. Among others, we can generate alternate file formats, image tiling, or coordinate systems. As an additional optional service, Sanborn also can create a WMS or WMTS to stream /access imagery from Google Cloud Storage, as described below in the Imagery Cache Format for imagery access.
Downloadable Imagery Format
This access method provides a color-balanced, mosaicked set of orthoimagery files delivered in Web Mercator Projection, tiled as 4096 x 4096 pixel images. The imagery data is stored in Google’s cloud service and can be downloaded up to four times in one year for placement in your local storage system.
Imagery Cache Format
This method of access provides a Google Cloud hosted, color-balanced, mosaicked set of orthoimagery that is a tile cache in Web Mercator Projection. The imagery data can be streamed from the Google Cloud through Sanborn’s Web Mapping Tile Service (WMTS) or Web Map Service (WMS) into the purchaser’s software applications (e.g. Esri). Please note that additional charges will incur for the WMTS/WMS setup, and for data streaming consumption based upon utilization.
Terms & Conditions
- Both Download and Imagery Cache options include cloud storage services / support for 1-year from purchase. If desired, additional Google Cloud support may be purchased beyond the 1-year subscription.
- Google imagery is a data product that is licensed to the purchaser in perpetuity, as governed by the Google Terms of Service (TOS) Agreement. In general, the TOS Agreement allows access to the imagery by any peer agency or governmental agency working subordinately to the purchaser. The imagery cannot be given away or sold. Public-facing websites can use the imagery as a backdrop only, and may not expose the imagery metadata or raw data. Please see the TOS for specific terms.
GOOGLE IMAGERY PRODUCTS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Imagery Resolution:||6-inch (15 cm)|
|Positional Accuracy:||1 meter (CE 90)*|
|Spectral Bands:||Red Green Blue (RGB)|
|Optional add-on:||Near-Infrared Red Green (NRG)|
|Processing:||Orthorectified and mosaicked|
|Bit Depth:||8 bits per pixel|
|Tiling:||4,096 by 4,096 pixels|
|Clouds:||< 1 percent|
|Snow and Ice:||Above timberline|
|Sun Angle:||30 degrees|
|Smoke / Haze:||< 1 percent (detail is visible)|
|Leaf On / Off:||Mix of both, dates may be variable|
* Please note: Most areas of available Google Imagery will achieve 1-meter CE90 accuracy. However, in areas of significant relief, accuracy may not meet 1-meter CE90 due to potential inherent errors in the digital elevation model.
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