The area of interest is 1450 km2.
My options are:
50cm newly collected aerial natural color imagery for $28,300
50cm recent archival satellite imagery (includes near IR band) for $20,600
The primary use will be land appraisal, geology(rock outcrop identification), and general GIS work such as digitizing of hydrology and transportation features, orientation maps, etc.
The company hired to fly the area and process the imagery is having various technical difficulties so our product has not yet been delivered.
Recent satellite imagery is available for the entire area. I am aware of the pan-sharpening multispectral imagery process and that aerial image (when available) will be show more detail on the ground but what other pros and cons are there?
Which type of imagery is better for the uses I listed above?