high resolution satellite images

Free satellite images offered by international space agencies such as NASA or ESA are good for environment or scientific exploitation. When it comes to applications for businesses, their resolution (between 10m to 20m) is not good enough for most cases.

  • understanding satellite image resolution

    We are curating on a daily millions of square kilometres of fresh satellite images acquired by many different satellites operated by our partners. Each of this satellite has a different sensor and produces images at different resolution. When the images are viewed via our Portal or through the API, they are selected accordingly to the users’ level of zoom which indicates the level of details they are interested. At the lowest level of zoom that users can get an image, it will be at 1.5m resolution (i.e. 1 pixel on the image represents 1.5m on the ground) over an area the size of a Formula 1 circuit. At the highest level  of zoom, users can get up to 30cm resolution over an area the size of a football stadium.


  • the democratisation of satellite imagery

    Technological advances are driving down the cost and ease of gaining access to the latest and highest quality satellite images. We are seeing the emergence of many new commercial Earth observation satellite operators, with more than 600 satellites being predicted to launch over the next decade. With Bird.i you can now consume hundreds or thousands of high resolution satellite images without the need to purchase the images on demand.


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