Maxar Intelligence, Inc. (formerly DigitalGlobe) was one of the vendors selected for evaluation in the original CSDA Pilot. CSDA distributes data acquired by the Maxar constellation, including: WorldView-1, WorldView-2, WorldView-3, WorldView-4, GeoEye-1, QuickBird, and IKONOS. The Maxar constellation offers a unique catalog of very-high-resolution data products with resolutions as low as 31 cm per pixel, from the WorldView-3 Panchromatic band. For specifications on individual Maxar sensors, please see the Maxar Commercial Data listing at the bottom of this page.
NASA-acquired Maxar data are available to all NASA-funded researchers. Data requests must be approved by CSDA.
The Commercial Data/Imagery End User License Agreements Fact Sheet covers all Maxar imagery except Worldview-4 and IKONOS.
NextView Imagery License for IKONOS imagery
Maxar EULA for Worldview 4 imagery.
To access and obtain Maxar data from CSDA, first register by completing the CSDA Program Authorization form. Once approved, users will be contacted, and can then submit a request via the Maxar Data Request Form.
Maxar’s Discover Tool allows users to search and discover the entirety of Maxar’s data holdings. Once you have generated search results in the tool, you can capture the catalog IDs for your order. In the tool, use the image checkboxes in your results list to select the images you want, then click the blue ‘Actions’ button below the results list and select the 'Share by email' option. This will pop up a window with an ‘Order Summary’. You can then copy the list of Catalog IDs from the summary and paste them into the CSDA Maxar Data Request Form.
Data products and derivatives for imagery must contain copyright markings as specified below, where YYYY is the year of the image acquisition.
For all sensors except WorldView-4 and IKONOS: ©YYYY, Maxar, USG Plus
For IKONOS: ©YYYY, Maxar, NextView
- Data products: "© Maxar Intelligence, Inc YYYY. All rights reserved."
- Derivatives: "Includes copyrighted material of Maxar Intelligence, Inc. All rights reserved."
Note that users of Maxar data must obtain approval for release of Maxar to the public (publications, presentations, etc.) from the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA). Please complete the Maxar Public Use Form before using the imagery in the public domain.
To help us identify your publications, we request that when you publish using these data, please include the following acknowledgment:
"This work utilized data made available through the NASA Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program."