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RapidEye Mosaics

RapidEye Mosaics are produced by combining multiple RapidEye satellite images to cover an entire region or country with minimal cloud-cover.

RapidEye Mosaics are created by combining images from our vast and rapidly expanding archive. Each image included in a RapidEye Mosaic is geometrically aligned and orthorectifed using highly-accurate ground control. The image is then uniformly color-balanced to guarantee a high-quality, natural-color image, produced using native red, green, and blue bands. The finished RapidEye Mosaic is conveniently formatted into a ready-to-use product, in a standard file format that is GIS-ready and requires no further processing.

  • Off-The-Shelf Mosaics
  • Description and Features
  • Product Specifications
  • Custom Mosaics
  • Purchase

Description and Features


  • True natural color in Red, Green, Blue (RGB) derived from RapidEye‘s 5 meter resolution satellite imagery
  • Cloud-free imagery whenever possible (always less than 3%)
  • The most current high-resolution mosaics available, with narrow acquisition windows
  • Off-the-shelf or custom-made options


  • Visual simulation (VIS/SIM) projects
  • Digital mapping
  • Resource and infrastructure monitoring
  • Feature identification and analysis


  • Full country or custom AOI areas
  • Open & Go GIS ready format
  • Quick delivery
  • Highly cost-effective


  • BlackBridge hosted OGC Web Map Services
  • BlackBridge hosted OGC Web Map Tile Services
  • BlackBridge hosted Esri™ image service
  • BlackBridge FTP account

Off-The-Shelf Mosaic Product Specifications

RapidEye Mosaics Product Specifications (PDF)

Product Attribute


Product Components
and Format

RapidEye Mosaic product consists of the following file components:

  • Image File: GeoTIFF file that contains image data and geolocation information
  • Metadata File: XML format metadata file
  • Browse Image File: GeoTIFF format
  • Spatial Image Map (SIM) fileset – ESRI shapefile (SHP) format

Image Bands

Natural Color – Red, Green, Blue (RGB)

Image Bit Depth




Cloud Cover

3% or less (excluding selected areas)

Product Tile Size

Standard tile size is 30 min x 30 min (approx. 55 km x 55 km at the Equator)
< 0.5GB per tile

Horizontal Datum


Horizontal Projection


Custom Mosaics

All product attributes mentioned under "Product Specifications" are for RapidEye‘s standard off-the-shelf RapidEye Mosaics™. Need something a little different? No problem. We also offer custom mosaics (subject to feasibility)

RapidEye Custom Mosaics allow you to define:

  • A specific area and time of interest
  • Different band combinations (5 band, CIR, etc)
  • Different image bit depth (original 16-bit instead of 8-bit)
  • Custom tiling and naming scheme
  • Alternate file formats

Contact us for more information


Customer Support

For general inquiries, please contact BlackBridge:

Phone: +49 30-6098300-100
Fax: +49 30-6098300-101

Phone: +1 571-384-7922
Fax: +1 571-384-7959
Toll Free: +1-800-940-3617

Email: rapideye@blackbridge.com

Worldwide Sales Partners

An extensive worldwide Sales Partner Network has been established to help you in your country in your language.
A full list of Partners can be found here


Our partners are constantly finding innovative ways to use RapidEye imagery. This video was created by Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH (RSS) using our RapidEye Mosaic of Hawaii. 

Video courtesy of Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH. © 2014. All rights reserved