What pixel resolution are the images you use?

The pixel resolution of satellites has reduced overtime and opened up a new world of pasture measuring. You can read more on the size of pixels with the images we use here.

Historically satellite technology for capturing imagery of the earth has been greater than 10m2 per pixel.

From our modelling, 10m2 is pushing the threshold of having enough pixel definition to use the imagery for measuring pasture covers and growth rates.

We could use imagery that has even finer pixel resolutions of sub 1m2 per pixel. The issue here becomes a trade-off between the cost of imagery acquisition and value of service.

Since we're not into reading the newspaper over your shoulder, and we want to be able to deliver a leading service at a fair price, we will be using imagery in the 3m2 range until such time as pricing isn't prohibitive.

Want to learn how often you can expect a satellite pasture measurement here.