What Is Low Resolution?

Low resolution refers to the spatial resolution of a satellite image.

In simple terms, the resolution type will determine the clarity of your optical image. The smaller the pixel size, the more “clear” your image will look. Low resolution is the largest size per pixel offered by a satellite provider. The size of a pixel relates to the distance on the ground that is covered by the pixel in the image. For example, with a 10m resolution image, each pixel covers 10 m x 10 m on the ground.

Low resolution can be defined differently among data providers. At SkyWatch, low-resolution data is 8m-15m per pixel. 

Visually, this is what it can look like. 

medium resolution

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