Neither the World Imagery basemap in ArcMap nor the service at ArcGIS Online provide high resolution (0.3m) images anymore.
Has anybody been able to access the 0.3m resolution imagery recently?
Here is the longer question statement:
According to the metadata here, Esri High Resolution Imagery should have 0.3m resolution imagery in the continental United States. However, neither that or the new alternative, World Imagery (Clarity) look like 0.3m imagery. Below are example images from Massachusetts, USA, near coordinates (-70.655505, 41.515357). The first two are from World imagery, and the other are from Clarity. Note the scale bar in the bottom left corner. The resolution does not seem to be 0.3m.
Here is a comparison of a 1m resolution imagery from another source (top) to the World Imagery for the same area (bottom). In the top image one can clearly see the raster cells of size of 1m. Not the same for the Esri image. It is blurred and does not seem to be 0.3m resolution in contrast to what the image info states.
Can anybody successfully see a 0.3m resolution imagery as a basemap or through any of the services?
Two ways to reproduce this issue:
- You can follow the Esri High Resolution Imagery link to reproduce this issue online.
- Or in ArcMap go to menu Add Basemaps -> Imagery.
Here is a list of posts pointing to the same problem: