Satellite Imagery Basics
Start here to learn the foundational elements of satellite imagery.
Explore how different types of satellite imagery, data layers, and analytics can build critical context to help you identify opportunities and make decisions with confidence.
Earth Imaging, Episode I: Acquisition
Thousands of satellites, airplanes, helicopters, and drones collect images of our planet every day, but to determine which is best, you have to consider what you’re doing with that image.
Earth Imaging, Episode II: Resolution
In a 30 cm resolution image, you could determine if vehicles are pickup trucks, sedans, or convertibles, as well as their direction of travel.
Earth Imaging, Episode III: Spectral Resolution
How do you see the unseen? Advanced satellites like those in the Maxar constellation possess unique capabilities in the near-infrared and shortwave infrared ranges.
Earth Imaging, Episode IV: Temporal Resolution
Now we’ll discuss temporal resolution, which is how often a pixel is collected.
Earth Imaging, Episode V: Positional Accuracy
We are talking about Positional Accuracy! It's about how close a pixel is in relation to it true, know position on Earth.
Satellite Imagery: Off-Nadir
A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE How off-nadir imagery provides information and insight
Satellite Imagery: Latency
READY WHEN YOU NEED IT How low-latency satellite access saves lives
Satellite Imagery: Spatial Resolution
CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE How high-resolution satellite imagery can help you extract critical information at scale
Satellite Imagery: Currency
WHAT, WHERE, WHEN How satellite imagery currency impacts planning, performance and security
Satellite Imagery: Accuracy
HERE OR THERE? How accuracy in satellite imagery impacts your operations and outcomes
Satellite Imagery: Native Resolution Compared to Synthetic Resolution
Insight into High-Definition technology and the difference between native resolution and synthetic resolution.