Landsat Thermatic Mapper vs. Ikonos

Landsat Thermatic Mapper vs. Ikonos

A side-by-side comparison of Landsat Thematic Mapper 30m (left) and Ikonos 1m (right) false-color imagery shows the ancient ruins of Tikal—a Mayan city deep in the Guatemalan rainforest that was lost for almost 1,000 years. The Ikonos imagery resolution of approximately 1 meter can detect individual pyramids, pathways, and small structures. Credit: T.L. Sever, NASA/ Marshall Space Flight Center.