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LANDSAT

The Landsat images available in SWALIM ranges from 1980s to 2009. They include Landsat multispectral scanner (MSS), Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM). Landsat imagery available in SWALIM covers the whole of Somalia.

To download the tiles, identify the tile number on the index file, then download the file from the link: Somalia Landsat Images

To request an image please write an e-mail to swalim@fao.org quoting the tile reference number as shown in the index file.
ASTER

ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is an imaging instrument flying on Terra, a satellite launched in December 1999 as part of NASA's Earth Observing System. ASTER images are mainly used to obtain detailed maps of land surface temperature, reflectance and elevation.

To request an image please write an e-mail to swalim@fao.org quoting the tile reference number as shown in the index file.

IKONOS

Ikonos (Greek term eikon for image ), the world's first high-resolution commercial color imaging satellite, was launched on September 24, 1999 in California and collects images up to date. The Ikonos satellite collects Panchromatic imagery at 0.82m and Multispectral imagery at 3.2m and is managed by GeoEye. Imagery from both sensors can be merged to create 1-meter color imagery (pan-sharpened).

To request an image please write an e-mail to swalim@fao.org quoting the tile reference number as shown in the index file.

GeoEye

GeoEye-1 simultaneously collects 0.41-meter ground resolution black-and-white imagery in the panchromatic mode and 1.65-meter color (multispectral). Though the satellite collects imagery at 0.41-meter ground resolution, due to licensing restrictions, commercial customers will only get access to imagery that has been processed to 0.5m resolution.

To request an image please write an e-mail to swalim@fao.org quoting the tile reference number as shown in the index file.

WorldView-2

WorldView-2, the world's newest high-resolution commercial color imaging satellite, was launched on October 8, 2009 from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-2 is the first high-resolution satellite with 8-Multispectral imaging bands. WorldView-2 simultaneously collects Panchromatic imagery at 0.46m and Multispectral imagery at 1.84m. Due to licensing restrictions, the imagery is made available commercially as 0.5m resolution.

To request an image please write an e-mail to swalim@fao.org quoting the tile reference number as shown in the index file.

Quick Bird

QuickBird is a high resolution satellite owned and operated by DigitalGlobe. Using a state-of-the-art BGIS 2000 sensor (PDF), QuickBird collects image data to 0.61m pixel resolution degree of detail. This satellite is an excellent source of environmental data useful for analyses of changes in land usage, agricultural and forest climates.

To request an image please write an e-mail to swalim@fao.org quoting the tile reference number as shown in the index file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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