Choose Index below for a list of all words and phrases defined in this glossary.

Image Resolution

index | Index

Image Resolution - definition(s)

Image Resolution - A level of detail in data. For example, ground pixel distance in aerial photography.

The area represented by each pixel of a satellite image. The smaller the area represented by a pixel, the more accurate and detailed the image. For example, if a U.S. map and a world map are printed on identically sized sheets of paper, one square inch on the U.S. map will represent far less area and provide for more detail than one square inch on the world map. In this example the U.S. map has higher resolution. The imagery viewable with ToMaps has a resolution of 50 centimetres.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: City of Toronto, 25 November 2013 09:09:48, External

Data Quality Glossary.  A free resource from GRC Data Intelligence. For comments, questions or feedback: