Posted on May 7th, 2013

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

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: WorldView-2

Southern Africa WorldView-2 Imaging Statistics

  • Total Area Collected: 3,341,836  sq km; ~37,132 sq km per day
  • Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees Off-Nadir: 1,079,788 sq km; ~11,998 sq km per day; 32.3% of total
WV2_SouthernAfrica_Dec12_Feb13This map shows the areas imaged by WorldView-2 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.
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