Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

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ground resolution:  The limit of detail clarity in an image of the earth’s surface collected by some remote sensing device, usually measured in meters.  An image with a ground resolution of 10 meters shows no ground features smaller than 10 x 10 meters.  Each data cell in such an image contains a value for a distinct 10 x 10 meter surface area.