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Satellite Imagery


L3Harris data products has earned a reputation as an unbiased consultant who identifies the right data to solve customer’s problems and meet specific project requirements. Our highly skilled staff of photogrammetrists, programmers, and imagery scientists draw upon their vast experience as well as access to a multitude of data types from the top vendors around the world.

Purchase Satellite Imagery

L3Harris offers a variety of low, medium, and high-resolution satellite imagery datasets for nearly every location on Earth. Work with one of our experts to get a comparison of all available imagery including date, price, and resolution from each of the commercial satellite imagery providers. Whether it’s tasking satellite imagery technology to get your area of interest or searching through available satellite imagery maps, we will work quickly and effectively with you to make sure you get the right imagery for your project.



Offers the greatest amount of advanced detail and is useful in simulation, engineering, infrastructure, telecommunications, precision agriculture, disaster recovery, and more.



Good for getting a clear picture of change over a larger area satellite map and is especially helpful in agriculture, forestry, and watershed management.



Provides a base on which to start projects and is a good tool for use in media and publication, regional studies, and mapping wide-spread trends.

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Sometimes finding the image or data you need is easier said than done. If you’re uncertain about what type of image you need for your project, or a sensor doesn’t have coverage of your area of interest, we can help. Whether it’s tasking satellite imaging technology to get it or searching through available commercial satellite imagery, L3Harris will work with you to make sure you get the right imagery for your project.

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Satellite Mapping Services to Meet Your Needs

L3Harris provides a wide range of low to high-res satellite imagery and custom satellite mapping services, with end-to-end capability from data acquisition to data processing, to data analysis. L3Harris has global partnerships with many satellite data suppliers, maintains a vast internal archive of products, and offers several flexible licensing options.

L3Harris geospatial services available:

  • AMDB


With decades of experience creating products for government and commercial customers, our experienced staff of imagery scientists and analysts will work with you to meet or exceed a wide range of customized requirements within the desired cost, coverage, schedule, and quality constraints of your project.

L3Harris experts frequently merge multiple sources of satellite imagery together to provide customized coverage of an area. The resulting product is a seamless, color-balanced, tonally balanced, georeferenced or orthorectified image file ready for use in any mapping or imaging software.

Seamless Mosaics AFTER

Seamless Mosaics BEFORE

Pan Sharpening

The high-resolution panchromatic band is merged with the corresponding coarser resolution multispectral bands to create a high-resolution color image. Spatial detail of the panchromatic source is retained while preserving radiometric characteristics of the multispectral source.

There are many environmental factors or atmospheric conditions that can affect the quality of imagery captured via satellite. Haze, fog, glare, and pollution are examples of conditions which can obscure the imagery between the sensor and the ground.

L3Harris routinely balances the color bands and tones of satellite imagery to correct for these interferences to create the best of every image band and delivery the clearest and most aesthetically pleasing imagery.

Contrast and Color Balancing After

Contrast and Color Balancing


Orthorectification corrects terrain displacement in imagery caused by off nadir or “sensor tilt” effects during image capture. This improves the positional accuracy of the imagery and allows users to overlay their current working data with recently acquired satellite imagery for correct alignment.

Spatial Resolution of ortho images

Map Scale Equivalent

Horizontal Accuracy (CE90 – Circular Error with 90% Confidence)

0.25 ft.

1:600 (1” = 50’)

1.67 ft.

0.5 ft.

1:1200 (1” = 100’)

3.3 ft.

1.0 ft.

1:2400 (1” = 200’)

6.67 ft.

1.5 ft.

1:4800 (1” = 400’)

13.33 ft.

Satellites orbit well above our atmosphere allowing for the possibility that clouds will appear within the captured imagery. Using multiple overlapping scenes and advanced cutline processing, we can seamlessly patch areas of satellite imagery containing clouds with other cloud-free imagery of the same area, revealing more land surface in the final data.

Cloud Patching image

Cloud Patching image

Cloud Patching image

Multiple sources of varying resolutions can be used to create a custom Multi-resolution dataset over a large area. High-resolution insets of areas of interest are blended to lower resolutions in the surrounding areas, resulting in seamless, large-scale coverage.

Multi-resolution Blended Imagery
TrueTerrain nBand

TrueTerrain™ nBand Orthomosaic products are custom built multiband datasets created using L3Harris’ proprietary technology and constructed from the best available archived or newly acquired imagery from RapidEye, Sentinel-2, or Landsat 7-8 sensors.

  • nBand Orthomosaics from Planetscope sensors have 4 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, NIR
  • nBand Orthomosaics from Sentinel-2 sensors have 4 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, NIR
  • nBand Orthomosaics from RapidEye sensors have 5 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, Red Edge, NIR
  • nBand Orthomosaics from Landsat 7-8 sensors have 6 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR1, SWIR2
TrueTerrain Support Data

TrueTerrain products are accompanied by a set of support data files that provide important metadata information about the source data and specific project information.


  • Metadata- XML format, FGDC compliant
  • Cutlines with source data attributes
  • Browse images


Material Classification

Advanced material classification extracted from all multispectral bands available, identifying the two dominant materials as well as the relative abundance of each material, for each pixel in the dataset.

Available at the same pixel resolutions and precisely correlated to our TrueTerrain imagery, the material classification dataset is ideal for creating various sensor views to accompany out-the-window views within the Simulation Image Generator.

Material classification products can be used to create night vision, IR, and radar visual databases, or for mapping high detail, geotypical textures with real-world accuracy.

Land Use/Land Cover

Imagery derived LULC layers represent how much of a region is covered by forest, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types.


  • 20-Class Correlated Multi-Resolution LULC data available in raster or vector formats
  • Compliant with Multi-Resolution Land Cover Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium defined data layers
  • Material Classification

    Material Classification

Land Use/Land Cover

Land Use/Land Cover


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