Enabling GEOINT accuracy through geodetic, geophysical and photogrammetric sciences and content.
Commercial Imagery orthomosaic products (CI Regional Orthos) are orthomosaics made from unclassified commercial satellite imagery. The orthomosaics are formatted to 30 minute x 30 minute cells, have a sub-meter resolution (0.5m - 1m), and can be either RGB (pansharpened) or Panchromatic.
CI Regional Orthos are used for feature extraction, mission planning, training, visualization, evacuation planning, disaster relief and recovery, and many other activities. While the imagery is unclassified, it's use and distribution is governed by the NextView licensing agreement. All imagery is copyrighted.
CIB is a seamless database of controlled imagery that has been orthorectified and radiometrically balanced with a horizontal accuracy of 15 meters or better circular error 90% (CE90). CIB shows orthorectified land surface at the resolution of the selected product. CIB is produced and available as CIB01 (1-meter resolution and CIB05 (5-meter resolution). Considered a very important foundation based product, CIB is used by mission planners, FEMA, and in cockpit displays. It has been used for feature extraction and imagery registration.
DPPDB is an accurately controlled stereo image based product with support data and CADRG (Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics). It is used widely as an accurate image layer supporting a multitude of geospatial initiatives, such as feature and terrain extraction, scene visualization, and a control source.
The Controlled Imagery Production Environment (CIPE) will provide a more integrated, enhanced imagery architecture to supply commercial imagery ortho content and services; a web base visualization client, cloud based processing and storage; and accessibility controls supporting WWW, NIPR, SIPR, and JWICS users via an enterprise-based system. This effort provides for a more efficient ortho solution to reduce the learning curve of a web-based, desktop and contractor-help production applications and activities. Further, it aligns infrastructure to enable support of broadened imagery sources and sensors that improve coverage, quality, and currency through increased collective availability. Future ambitions of the CIPE project will focus on capability modernization efforts including increased automation, additional process efficiencies, and fusion opportunities between content services for increased analytic value.
CIPE via GVS - https://maps.gvs.nga.mil - then select "CIPE"
CIPE Intellipedia Page: https://intellipedia.intelink.gov/wiki/Controlled_Imagery_Production_Environment_(CIPE)
Merged Cell Triangulation (MCT)
The result of efforts to improve the accuracy of imagery datasets, MCT is a triangulation process merging layers of Adjusted Mapping Support Data (AMSD) files resulting in unprecedented accuracy in support of precision coordinates derived from imagery.
Enhanced Controlled Image Base (ECIB)
ECIB is the next generation of CIB. When available, ECIB will have the ability to utilize multi-spectral imagery and output as a colored or panchromatic ortho-mosaic. ECIB will be available as 0.5 meter, 1 meter, and 5 meter resolutions.
Data downloads require PKI certs. NGA products can be downloaded using the GEOINT Delivery Platform (GDP) and the Map of the World (MoW) "Download NGA Products" plugin.
Services require PKI certs and allow visualization via the IC Portal or ArcGIS desktop (download). After selecting the link below, additional viewing options may be available by following the link under the "Map Contents" heading.
|CIB Overviews Frames||
|CD, Overview, and Frame outlines for CIB01, CIB05, and CIB10. Imagery dates are included in attribution. After opening the map, select the "(MoW) CIB Overviews Frames" link and then check the box next to the desired product.|
|CD, Cell, and Frame outlines for CIB01, CIB05, and CIB10. Imagery dates are included in attribution. After opening the map, select the "(MoW) CIB Products" link and then check the box next to the desired product.|