Global Imagery resolution in Canada

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Sgt Thomas Hughes

19 Oct, 2021 04:41 AM


We use SarTopo regularly as part of training and for GSAR (Ground SAR) especially in Arctic Canada.

The global imagery when printed is often unusably low, causing us to have work arounds such as taking screen captures of the map before you click the 'print' button.

Could you please enable the same zoom level or resolution in Canada as you do in the USA?


Sgt Hughes
Arctic Response Company Group 3 Division
Canadian Armed Forces

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 19 Oct, 2021 05:11 PM

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    Hello Sgt Hughes,

    Thanks for reaching out! Currently global imagery for the continental US incorporates NAIP at zoom levels 14-18, which means that you can generate PDFs at higher zoom levels for most of the CONUS. Unfortunately NAIP only covers the CONUS; outside of this area, the higher zoom levels only incorporate MapBox, which can't be printed due to licensing restrictions. So far we've been unable to find an affordable higher resolution source for aerial imagery outside the CONUS that allows wider use, such as printing- if you know of any, please send them our way so we can investigate!


  2. 2 Posted by THOMAS.HUGHES2 on 19 Oct, 2021 05:17 PM

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    Hello Meghan,

    That is disappointing but understandable.

    I will reach out to some of our map making folks (Geotechs) to see what we use for our satellite imagery in Canada. I’ll get back to you if anything useful comes back.

    Thanks for the reply!

    Sergeant Thomas Hughes

    RQMS, Royal Winnipeg Rifles / Planner, Arctic Response Company Group 3 Cdn Div
    Canadian Armed Forces
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    RQMS, Royal Winnipeg Rifles / planificateur, Groupe Compagnie Intervention Arctique 3 Cdn Div
    Forces Armées Canadiennes
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    On Oct 19, 2021, at 12:11, Meghan <[email blocked]> wrote:


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Meghan on 19 Oct, 2021 07:54 PM

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    You're welcome! If you find any good sources for outside the CONUS, please let us know.


  4. Meghan closed this discussion on 19 Oct, 2021 07:54 PM.

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