Data & Image catalogues

  • Satellite Image Catalogues
e-GEOS is the world-wide Exclusive Data Distributor for COSMO-SkyMed Data & Products.
The COSMO-SkyMed system is a constellation of four radar satellites for Earth observation for dual (civil and military) use. Its purpose is to monitor the globe for the sake of emergency prevention (management of environmental risks), strategy (defence and national security), and scientific and commercial purposes, providing data on a global scale.
TerraSAR-X Image Products  can be acquired in different image modes with flexible resolutions and scene sizes. Thanks to different polarimetric combinations and processing levels the delivered imagery can be processed into different products and services meeting the requirements of a broad variety of applications.
The Sentinels Scientific Data Hub is an ESA online portal web based system designed to provide EO data users with distributed mirror archives and bulk dissemination capabilities for the Sentinel-1 products. The Sentinel Data Hub makes Sentinel data available to individuals and entities worldwide.
The portal allows the searching for Sentinel data and the download of Sentinel data, selected by the user.
The Copernicus Data and Exploitation Platform – Deutschland (CODE-DE) is the German entry point to the Sentinel Satellite Systems, their data products and the products of the Copernicus Services.
Sentinel-2 data is available for anyone via Amazon S3, either over Internet or within AWS. All Sentinel-2 scenes are made available, often within hours of production. Each file is its own object in Amazon S3.
The data are organised per tiles using the Military Grid System (latest KML file).
Web application for browsing, analysis and evaluation of Sentinel-2 imagery. Full-resolution data are available within hours after acquisition. Multi-spectral images can be checked in any of the standard rendering options or in user-defined band combination.
AUIG2 is an online service, related to ALOS-2 (Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2) and ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite), which helps to use various services.ALOS-2 and ALOS related information can be browsed, and observation data can also be searched and ordered using AUIG2. 
​Globe Portal System (G-Portal ) is a online dissemination service of valuable products acquired from sensors on Earth Observation Satellites of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (hereafter, JAXA). All you can use the service to cross-search products from JAXA's many earth observation satellites and sensors, and registered users can acquire productsData is provided via the internet/an online environment.
University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO) is an organization of universities who support scientific research using geodesy technology. Flooding, plate tectonics, earthquakes – our world is all connected. UNAVCO promotes research by providing access to geodesy data.
Researchers interested in obtaining SAR data from the UNAVCO SAR archive must apply for SAR data access, and those interested in obtaining SAR data from Supersites must register with ESA as described at Supersites.
This framework was designed to facilitate the discovery, access and delivery of the Government of Canada Earth Observation (EO) image products, derived products and further value-added EO products. The NEODF-Cat enables public and government users to intelligently search and easily access the GoC EO raw and product archives managed by NRCan. The search capability features advanced geospatial "Region of interest" (ROI) operators, high-quality Quicklook images, and tools to manage queries and archive access.
EarthExplorer ( provides online search, browse display, metadata export, and data download for earth science data from the archives of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). EarthExplorer provides an enhanced user interface using state-of-the art JavaScript libraries, Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), and the advanced Oracle spatial engine.  
Global Visualization Viewer: The Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) trifold provides basic information for online access to a subset of satellite and aerial photography collections from the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive. The GloVis browser-based utility allows users to search and download National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP), National High Altitude Photography (NHAP), Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), Earth Observing-1 (EO-1), Global Land Survey, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and TerraLook data.
LAADS is an online archive of MODIS, MAS, VIIRS, MERIS data products. Products are currently available via FTP, web order, or with web services. The FTP portal is via anonymous FTP to machine "". Web ordering supports product selection, subsetting and special processing.
The Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program.  It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources – satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs. For the EOS satellite missions, EOSDIS provides capabilities for command and control, scheduling, data capture and initial (Level 0) processing.  These capabilities, constituting the EOSDIS Mission Operations, are managed by the Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO) Project. ​
Rapid Response, then known as the MODIS Land Rapid Response System, was made possible through the collaboration between staff at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland and the USFS Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC). By 2007, the Rapid Response System was producing data globally and had incorporated data and imagery from the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite.
EOLi (Earth Observation Link) is the European Space Agency's client for Earth Observation Catalogue and Ordering Services. Using EOLi, you can browse the metadata and preview images of Earth Observation data acquired by the satellites: Envisat, ERS, Landsat, IKONOS, DMC, ALOS, SPOT, Kompsat, Proba, IRS, SCISAT.
China Brazil Earth Resources Satellites CBERS-2 & CBERS-2B image catalogue (National Institute For Space Research (Brazil).
The access to the Catalog is entirely free. Images download require user register. 
QuickBird, WorldView-1, WorldView-2, WorldView-3, IKONOS, GeoEye-1 
AVIRIS Data Portal (2006 - Present)
RapidEye image catalogue.
The EUMETSAT Data Centre provides a long-term archive of data and generated products from EUMETSAT, which can be ordered online. With more than 150 meteorological satellite products available — in the case of Meteosat spanning a record of more than 30 years (since 1981) — the Data Centre offers one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive collections in this field. Currently around 2 PB of data volume are stored in the Data Centre and made available to the Data Centre users.
The Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) is an electronic library of NOAA environmental data. This web site provides capabilities for finding and obtaining those data. CLASS is NOAA's premiere on-line facility for the distribution of NOAA and US Department of Defense (DoD) Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) data, NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data, and derived data.
Facilitates the user to select, browse and download the Earth observation data of ISRO IRS satellites.
Vertex is the Alaska Satellite Facility’s data portal for remotely sensed imagery of the Earth (UAVSAR , ALOS PALSAR, RADARSAT-1, ERS-1, ERS-2, JERS-1, AIRSAR, SEASAT, AIRMOSS, Sentinel-1A).
The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) provides earth science data and products to help everyone to better understand global environmental systems. In particular, the GLCF develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products that explain land cover from the local to global scales.
PROBA-V, SPOT-Vegetation and METOP free satellite imagery.
Unidata Catalogue (Data Services and Tools for GeoScience): Unidata is a diverse community of education and research institutions with the common goal of sharing geoscience data and the tools to access and visualize that data. For more than 30 years, Unidata has been providing data, software tools, and support to enhance Earth-system education and research. Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Unidata is one of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)'s Community Programs (UCP).

  • Digital Elevation Models
World SRTM 90: The SRTM 90m DEM’s have a resolution of 90m at the equator, and are provided in mosaiced 5 deg x 5 deg tiles for easy download and use. All are produced from a seamless dataset to allow easy mosaicing. These are available in both ArcInfo ASCII and GeoTiff format to facilitate their ease of use in a variety of image processing and GIS applications. Data can be downloaded using a browser or accessed directly from the ftp site.
World SRTM 30Previously, SRTM data for regions outside the United States were sampled for public release at 3 arc-seconds, which is 1/1200th of a degree of latitude and longitude, or about 90 meters (295 feet). The new data are being released with a 1 arc-second, or about 30 meters (98 feet), sampling that reveals the full resolution of the original measurements. Data for most of Africa and its surrounding areas were released with the September 2014 announcement. The next release, in November 2014 included all of South America and North America, most of Europe, and islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The most recent release, in January 2015 includes most of continental Asia (now including India), the East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and islands of the western Pacific.
World ETOPO1: ETOPO1 is a 1 arc-minute global relief model of Earth's surface that integrates land topography and ocean bathymetry. It was built from numerous global and regional data sets, and is available in "Ice Surface" (top of Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets) and "Bedrock" (base of the ice sheets) versions. Historic ETOPO2v2 and ETOPO5 global relief grids are deprecated but still available. 

  • Spatial datasets
DIVA-GIS. Free spatial country level data for any country in the world: administrative boundaries, roads, railroads, altitude, land cover, population density.
GDAM (Global Administrative Areas)GADM is a spatial database of the location of the world's administrative areas (or adminstrative boundaries) for use in GIS and similar software. Administrative areas in this database are countries and lower level subdivisions such as provinces or departments.
Map LibraryThe Map Library is a source of public domain basic map data concerning administrative boundaries in Africa. The data is broken down into manageable chunks to make it easier to download for those with poor internet connections.
MAIS-SINAnet: Network of the National Environmental Information System (Italy) . SINAnet  ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale).
Environmental Data ExplorerThe Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as mapsgraphsdata tables or download the data in different formats.
Natural EarthNatural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.
MapSPAM: Using a variety of inputs, SPAM uses a cross-entropy approach to make plausible estimates of crop distribution within disaggregated units.Moving the data from coarser units such as countries and subnational provinces, to finer units such as grid cells, reveals spatial patterns of crop performance, creating a global gridscape at the confluence between geography and agricultural production systems.
ECMWF Data ServerThe ERA-Interim archve at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is a global atmospheric reanalysis from 1979, continuously updated in real time.ERA-Interim products and the data server are normally updated once per month, allowing a two-month delay for quality assurance and for correcting technical problems with the production, if any.
Humanitarian Data Exchange: The Humanitarian Data Exchange or HDX Is an open platform for sharing data. The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. Launched in July 2014, HDX has been accessed by users in over 200 countries and territories.
OpenStreetMap :  collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world, and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices.
Copernicus is a European system for monitoring the Earth. Data is collected by different sources, including Earth observation satellites and in-situ sensors. The data is processed and provides reliable and up-to-date information about six thematic areas: land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security.
Marine Environment Monitoring Service: Marine data is an engine for “smart and sustainable growth” in the European Union, as stated in the recent Marine Knowledge 2020 EC Communication. The Copernicus Marine Service has been designed to respond to issues emerging in the environmental, business and scientific sectors.Using information from both satellite and in situ observations, it provides state-of-the-art analyses and forecasts daily, which offer an unprecedented capability to observe, understand and anticipate marine environment events. The CMEMS  provides regular and systematic core reference information on the state of the physical oceans and regional seas. The observations and forecasts produced by the service support all marine applications.
Land Monitoring Service: This service is divided into four main components: *The Global Land Service provides a series of bio-geophysical products on the status and evolution of the land surface at global scale at mid and low spatial resolution. *The pan-European component provides information about the land cover and land use (LC/LU), land cover and land use changes and land cover characteristics. *The local component focuses on different hotspots, i.e. areas that are prone to specific environmental challenges and problems. *The in-situ component: all of the Copernicus services need access to in-situ data in order to ensure an efficient and effective use of Copernicus space-borne data. Next to data provided by participating countries, Earth observation from space also yields pan-European reference datasets, such as a Digital Elevation Model.
Atmosphere Monitoring Service: The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) brought together partner organisations from across Europe with expertise in areas such as environmetal monitoring and forecasting, operational forecasting services, and research of atmospheric composition. CAMS delivers services as *Daily production of near-real-time European air quality analyses and forecasts with a multi-model ensemble system, *Solar and UV radiation products supporting the planning, monitoring, and efficiency improvements of solar energy production and providing quantitative information on UV irradiance for downstream applications related to health and ecosystems, and *Anthropogenic emissions for the global and European domains and global emissions from wildfires and biomass burning, among others.