Satellite Imagery Basics

Start here to learn the foundational elements of satellite imagery.

  • Geospatial Context

    Geospatial Context

    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.

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  • Earth Imaging, Episode I: Acquisition3:38

    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.

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  • Earth Imaging, Episode II: Resolution2:12

    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.

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  • Earth Imaging, Episode III: Spectral Resolution2:41

    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.

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  • Earth Imaging, Episode IV: Temporal Resolution1:29

    Earth Imaging, Episode IV: Temporal Resolution

    Now we’ll discuss temporal resolution, which is how often a pixel is collected.

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  • Earth Imaging, Episode V: Positional Accuracy2:13

    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.

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  • Satellite Imagery: Off-Nadir

    Satellite Imagery: Off-Nadir

    A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE How off-nadir imagery provides information and insight

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  • Satellite Imagery: Latency

    Satellite Imagery: Latency

    READY WHEN YOU NEED IT How low-latency satellite access saves lives

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  • Satellite Imagery: Spatial Resolution

    Satellite Imagery: Spatial Resolution

    CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE How high-resolution satellite imagery can help you extract critical information at scale

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  • Satellite Imagery: Currency

    Satellite Imagery: Currency

    WHAT, WHERE, WHEN How satellite imagery currency impacts planning, performance and security

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  • Satellite Imagery: Accuracy

    Satellite Imagery: Accuracy

    HERE OR THERE? How accuracy in satellite imagery impacts your operations and outcomes

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  • Satellite Imagery: Native Resolution Compared to Synthetic Resolution

    Satellite Imagery: Native Resolution Compared to Synthetic Resolution

    Insight into High-Definition technology and the difference between native resolution and synthetic resolution.

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