Natural Color Imagery
The advantage of our natural color camera is its higher resolution and greater sensitivity to light. It captures excellent aerial imagery under cloud cover and in sub-optimal weather conditions.
This 30 cm-per-pixel mosaic was constructed from five flight lines flown under heavy cloud cover and intermittent rain in Belize, Central America.
With an image swath of 1.7 kilometers at that scale, the natural color camera was a better and more economical choice to acquire coverage under difficult conditions for uses that did not require sophisticated spectral classification.
Its use was appropriate to map new development within the Mayan communities, as well as to identify conversions to cropland, and both selective logging and clear-cutting on these indigenous land holdings.
Santa Cruz, a traditional Mayan community in the highlands of Belize, Central America.