What Is Temporal Resolution?

Temporal resolution, also known as re-visit rates, vary from different providers. Temporal resolution provides information on the time difference between the acquisitions of two images over the same area. Above all, the higher the temporal resolution, the shorter the time difference between the image acquisitions. 

Each satellite has a maximum number of visits per day over an AOI. For example, you may want to task images daily in a particular area for a two-week period. If you decide you get a second image to compare different hours, this may be limited based on the provider you choose. Understanding revisit rates is a good question to ask in your discovery phase when searching for a satellite imagery provider.

If you’re in the discovery phase, check our blog on How to Choose the Right Satellite Imagery Provider for tips and tricks to find the right data fit for you. 

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