Long name WorldView-3
Short name WV-3
Key file name (use to open data set) *.imd
Supported file extension(s) .imd, .ntf, .tif, .rpb, .xml, .jpg
Sensor Panchromatic (PAN), multispectral (MS), and shortwave infrared (SWIR)
Platform WorldView-3
Data distributor DigitalGlobe

Data product name and description
Distribution disk files
Returned data
Returned file-level metadata
Returned channel-level metadata

Data product name and description

Data Product Description Version
PAN 0.31 m Band 1 PAN (450 - 800 nm) N/A
MS 1.24 m

Band 1 Coastal (400 - 450 nm)
Band 2 Blue (450 - 510 nm)
Band 3 Green (510 - 580 nm)
Band 4 Yellow (585 - 625 nm)
Band 5 Red (630 - 690 nm)
Band 6 Red Edge (705 - 745 nm)
Band 7 NIR1 (770 - 895 nm)
Band 8 NIR2 (860 - 1040 nm)

SWIR 3.7 m

Band 1 SWIR-1 (1195 - 1225 nm)
Band 2 SWIR-2 (1550 - 1590 nm)
Band 3 SWIR-3 (1640 - 1680 nm)
Band 4 SWIR-4 (1710 - 1750 nm)
Band 5 SWIR-5 (2145 - 2185 nm)
Band 6 SWIR-6 (2185 - 2225 nm)
Band 7 SWIR-7 (2235 - 2285 nm)
Band 8 SWIR-8 (2295 - 2365 nm)


Distribution disk files

File Name File Type Required Contents Details
*.ntf, *.tif NITF, GeoTIFF Yes Image data Image files
*.imd Text Yes Metadata Image metadata
*.til Text No Text file Text data
*.rpb Text Yes RPC file N/A
*.xml Text No XML metadata Image metadata
*.jpg JPEG No Browse image N/A

Returned data

Data Product Data Returned Details
WorldView-3 satellite image data Eight channels for MS or SWIR data, one channel for PAN GDB retrieves eight image channels for MS or SWIR data, one channel for PAN
Ephemeris data One orbit segment GDB imports ephemeris data as an orbit segment. This segment contains information about the satellite position, satellite attitude, IFOV, projection, sensor, and orbit (if the data product provides this information).

Returned file-level metadata

Name Description Values
Acquisition_DateTime Time that the data was acquired String
AcrossTrackAngle Across track angle Float
AngleOfSolarElevation Angle of solar elevation Float
ColumnCount Number of columns in pixels Integer
DefaultBlue Default blue band when opened in CATALYST Professional 2 (MS), 3 (SWIR)
DefaultGreen Default green band when opened in CATALYST Professional 3 (MS), 2 (SWIR)
DefaultRed Default red band when opened in CATALYST Professional 5 (MS), 1 (SWIR)
FormatName Format of imagery NITF, GeoTIFF
ProductType Processing level N/A
RowCount Number of rows in pixels Integer
SatelliteAltitude Altitude of satellite Float
SatelliteAzimuth Azimuth angle of satellite Float
SatelliteElevationAngle Elevation angle of satellite Float
SensorModelName Model name of the sensor that acquired the data WorldView_3
SensorType Type of imagery acquired Optical
SolarAzimuth Solar azimuth Float
SpatialResolutionX Horizontal spatial resolution of the image 1.24 m (MS), 0.31 m (PAN), 3.7 m (SWIR)
SpatialResolutionY Vertical spatial resolution of the image 1.24 m (MS), 0.31 m (PAN), 3.7 m (SWIR)

Returned channel-level metadata

Name Description Values
BandDescription Band description String
MinWavelength Minimum wavelength Float
MaxWavelength Maximum wavelength Float
WaveLengthUnits Wavelength units Micrometers
RadiometricTransGain Radiometric gain Float
RadiometricTransOffset Radiometric offset Float
RadiometricTransUnits Radiometric units


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