Earth imaging basics: spatial resolution.

Spatial resolution is the core way in which we benchmark satellite imagery.

What spatial resolution do you require? That depends on what you need to see.

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GBDX for Materials Detection

Using multispectral data which can see many types of materials by their unique spectral "fingerprints," you can locate and identify materials that would be impossible identify with just the human eye. With GBDX, DigitalGlobe’s cloud-based platform for geospatial big data, you cost-effectively do this over many or very large geographic areas.

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Machine Learning Meets Geospatial Big Data

  James Crawford, Founder and CEO of Orbital Insight, has been interested in space for a long time. When he worked as robotics and artificial intelligence expert for NASA, Crawford pioneered AI support for spacecraft and observation satellites. Now, he has turned his attention to planet Earth, using machine learning to extract intelligence from Geospatial [...]

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Earth Imaging Basics: Imagery Acquisition

What is the best way to see our changing planet? It depends--what do you need to do with the image? What question do you need answered? Thousands of satellites, airplanes, helicopters, and drones collect images of our planet every day. We make sense of all these sensors by benchmarking certain capabilities. To provide the optimal [...]

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Using MyDigitalGlobe as a Time Machine

Tapping into the world’s deepest archive of high-resolution imagery is better than a DeLorean when it comes to time travel. And it’s way easier to use. Login to, enter your access credentials, and you’re in Navigate to your area of interest Turn on thumbnail preview images on the time slider Pick the images you [...]

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