Earth Imaging Basics

How do we extract information from imagery?
Break down the basics with this short series, narrated by Josh Winer.



Explore the different kinds of imagery and how data scientists are using it to extract critical information about our changing planet.


Spatial Resolution

What’s the scale? Spatial resolution tells us the size of a pixel on the ground, helping us understand what detail we can see.


Spectral Resolution

What information is embedded in the image? Explore how satellites look beyond the visible light spectrum to better understand our world.


Temporal Resolution

How do we analyze change over time? Temporal resolution classifies the currency of an image and the frequency of collection.


Positional Accuracy

Where does that image fall on Earth? Positional accuracy helps us determine the true location of an image and its contents.


Earth Imaging Basics

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