Posted on April 2nd, 2013

Have You Ever Wondered How Much Imagery High Resolution Satellites Collect?

P1A_SouthernAfrica_Dec12_Feb13This map shows the areas imaged by Pléiades 1A/1B from December 31, 2012 to February 28, 2013 over southern Africa (in black). Please note that in many instances, multiple images were collected over the same area. This is difficult to portray on a static map in an effective way hence it is not shown here.

Well, we definitely have! So in this monthly piece, we pick a high resolution satellite, a time period and a geography, and then report key statistics on the total amount of imagery collected. So without further ado, let’s jump into our analysis.

Graphic Region of Interest: southern Africa (as defined in the accompanying map)

Land Mass Covered: 9,281,242 square kilometers (sq km)

Time Period: December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013

High Resolution Satellite: Pléiades 1A/1B

Southern Africa Pléiades 1 Imaging Statistics

Total Area Collected: 1,319,762 sq km; ~14,664 sq km per day

Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees Off-Nadir: 754,516 sq km; ~8,384 sq km per day; 57.2% of total

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