THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - PAN (GF-2) -
Full Name Panchromatic and multispectral imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CRESDA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Steerable viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land use, urban studies.
Resolution Summary 5 m panchromatic and 10 m multispectral
[Best Resolution: 5m]
Swath Summary 45km
[Max Swath: 45 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.52 - 0.59 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.77 - 0.89 µm, 0.51 - 0.85 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationLand cover 
Instrument Missions
GF-2 - Gaofen-2 (2014 - 2019)
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