THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - WFV -
Full Name Wide Field View Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CRESDA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land use.
Resolution Summary 16 m Nadir
[Best Resolution: 16m]
Swath Summary 800 km
[Max Swath: 800 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.59 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm; 0.77 - 0.89 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-1 - Gaofen-1 (2013 - 2018)
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