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In physics and geosciences, the term spatial resolution refers to the linear spacing of a measurement,[1] or the physical dimension that represents a pixel of the image. While in some instruments, like cameras and telescopes, spatial resolution is directly connected to angular resolution, other instruments, like synthetic aperture radar or a network of weather stations, produce data whose spatial sampling layout is more related to the Earth's surface, such as in remote sensing and satellite imagery.

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  1. ^ "Synthesis of multispectral images to high spatial resolution: a critical review of fusion methods based on remote sensing physics". doi:10.1109/TGRS.2007.912448. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)