Resolution

Resolution specifies the size of the individual picture elements (pixels) in the photograph of your property. With higher resolution, more detail can be seen. Resolution is used primarily to describe vertical photographs (see why).

The photographs below can help you determine what resolution you need for your project. TOP FLIGHT can also help by discussing your application; our experienced staff can guide you based on the size of your property, the way you plan to present your photograph, your budget, etc. The first thing we will need is the location and size of your site. Please use our SITE LOCATOR to outline your property.

Resolution specifies the size of the individual picture elements (pixels) in the photograph of your property. With higher resolution, more detail can be seen. Resolution is used primarily to describe vertical photographs (see why).

The photographs below can help you determine what resolution you need for your project. TOP FLIGHT can also help by discussing your application; our experienced staff can guide you based on the size of your property, the way you plan to present your photograph, your budget, etc. The first thing we will need is the location and size of your site. Please use our SITE LOCATOR to outline your property.

The photographs on the left demonstrate the types of features that are distinguishable at various resolutions. Click on any of these to see how they look when viewed at full resolution.

One set of these photographs demonstrate what a particular piece of a familiar scene looks like when captured at various resolutions.

24 Inch Resolution

When each dot of the photograph represents two feet (24 inches) of a scene, even fairly large objects like cars become indistinct. This resolution, though, is ideal for presenting large properties. Roadways and terrain features show up just fine.

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12 Inch Resolution

One foot resolution is an industry standard for large imagery databases like Google.Earth. At this resolution, cars are easily recognized, large shrubs and trees are easy to see.

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6 Inch Resolution

This is a great resolution for mapping moderate sized projects. Cars are distinct from trucks, power poles and fence lines are visible, road markings are generally legible.

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3 Inch Resolution

This is getting close. You can probably identify the brand of cars on the road. Power lines and fences show clearly. People are clearly visible. Markings and repairs on roadways are distinct.

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1 Inch Resolution

This is about the highest resolution that is available. For exacting requirements like accident reconstruction, or roofing evaluation, TOP FLIGHT Photo can provide the imagery you need. Click on the image to see what 1 inch resolution can show.

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