Is the metadata for World Imagery correct? Can the identify tool be referencing another image not being shown when I zoom in?
Here's the deal: I am using World Imagery along the Colorado River for some edits to a polygon coverage I have. It is important that I know the dates of the imagery I am using. Zoomed out to about 1:2000, I see world imagery that looks just like what APFO/USDA is serving as 2016 NAIP, and Identify tells me it 2016 NAIP that was acquired 20160422. (see attached WI_2k.jpg)
However, when I zoom in to 1:1500, I see a better-resolution imagery with a very different image (to me), but Identify is telling me it is also 2016 NAIP with an acquisition date of 20160422 (see attached WI_1500k) .
The two images are not just different resolutions, but also show different realities on the ground. I have seen this all up and down the River, it's not just this one spot.
There is no way these two images were taken at the same date, and I am confident enough that the zoomed out 2k imagery is 2016 NAIP. But I like the finer imagery when zoomed in and would like to use it, but cannot unless I know the date it was acquired (most up-to-date imagery is more important than resolution).
So, is the information incorrect, or is there a different way I can find the acquisition date for imagery I see?