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The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Due to the weather, some programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

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Understanding image scale and resolution

Understanding image scale and resolution

The terms "scale" and "resolution" are often used in remote sensing discussions and it is important to know what they mean and how they differ. They both influence the detail that can be seen on an image but beyond that they are quite different.

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