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SPOT World Heritage Programme General Principles and Opportunities for GFOI S. Hosford Strategy and Programmes Directorate CNES

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1 SPOT World Heritage Programme General Principles and Opportunities for GFOI S. Hosford Strategy and Programmes Directorate CNES

2 Objectives 2 ■ Allow access to SPOT imagery for non commercial use ■ Creation of a reference database of SPOT imagery ■ Provide an « intelligent filter » to guide long-term data preservation of SPOT imagery … some figures ■ SPOT family 1-5 have been operated over 28 years … ■ … acquiring more than 30 million scenes since 1986

3 General principles 3 What data? ■ Orthorectified images ■ Older than 5 years (rolling limit) ■ Decametric resolution (20 and 10m SPOT colour data) Where ? ■All data processed are made available free of charge via reference database – SPOT World Heritage Archive  Registration required for download  Specific SWH licence  Operated by CNES

4 General principles 4 How can they be used? ■ Non commercial use only ■ “Global change” applications ■ No redistribution Users can obtain access to the images over their area of interest by covering processing costs … these will then be added to the common SWH Archive

5 Current Status 5 ■ CNES has launched the programme by covering costs to process the first 100,000 images  Initial focus on France (~ images)  Other areas to be defined Priorities for GFOI? ■ Processing to ortho level in progress ■ First set of images will be available in the SWH Archive by end of 2014

6 Opportunities for GFOI 6 ■SPOT coverage of GFOI countries ?  covering reference years  according to the needs  provided possible necessary authorizations over some areas ■ Contribution to covering costs of this processing?

7 Country coverage examples 7 ■ Kenya ~8000 images

8 Country coverage examples 8 ■ Uganda ~5000 images

9 Country coverage examples 9 ■Tanzania ~5000 images


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