Posted on March 7th, 2013

Ever Wondered How Much Imagery High Resolution Satellites Collect?

WV2_Central_America_Sept_Dec2012This map shows the areas imaged by WorldView-2 from September 1 to December 31, 2012 over Central America (in dark blue). Please note that in many instances, multiple images were collected over the same area which is not possible to portray in this static map.

Well, we definitely have! So in this monthly piece, we pick a high resolution satellite, a time period and then report to you the total amount of imagery collected with 20% or less cloud cover and with an off-nadir angle of 30 degrees or less. So without further ado, let’s jump into our analysis.

Graphic Region of Interest: We stay with a focus on Central America for the March edition of this regular series given that the Northern Hemisphere is still in the grips of winter.

Time Period: September 1 to December 31, 2012

High Resolution Satellite: WorldView-2

Approximate Land Mass Covered: 2,459,149 square kilometers (sq km)

Central America WorldView-2 Imaging Statistics

Total Area Collected: 2,742,301 sq km; 22,477.9 sq km per day

Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees Off-Nadir: 1,258,431 sq km; 10,315.0 sq km per day; 45.9% of total

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