Spatial Resolution


The Forest for the Trees

To begin this module, you need to be familiar with the term Spatial Resolution, which refers to the size of the smallest possible feature that can be detected.

Keep in mind these key points:
  • Depending on what you want to see (a forest, a tree, a leaf, a subatomic particle?), a certain spatial resolution is sufficient.
  • Different features will require sensors with different resolving power to allow the features to be visualized.

In the image to the right, increase the spatial resolution gradually until you can recognize the scene.

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This tool visualizes remote sensor spatial resolution.


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