With opportunity comes challenge. Meeting the data demands of the metaverse will not be easy, nor will they be unique. Realism is key. To adequately portray the real world in an up-to-date manner, geospatial companies will be asked to deliver massive quantities of data that are visually detailed, spatially accurate, and timely. These metaverse requirements are the same as many current applications of geospatial data.
Virtually reproducing the realistic appearance of features relies on quality imagery with very high spatial resolution and precise accuracy. With our constellation of optical imaging and radar satellites, Airbus is well positioned to meet the needs of the metaverse today. The 30cm resolution of our Pléiades Neo imagery is the highest resolution satellite data on the commercial market today, making it possible to discern, identify, and measure objects small enough for a person (or avatar) to hold in their hand.
The Airbus Earth observation constellation currently includes: Pléiades Neo 30cm, Pléiades 50cm, and SPOT 1.5m optical satellites and radar satellites ranging in resolution from 25cm to 40m. Now under development by Airbus is the CO3D constellation that will deliver 50cm optical stereo imagery for creating global high-resolution 3D data sets.