CryoSPARC Guide

Job: Local Resolution Estimation

Local resolution estimation.


  • Compute a local resolution map from the output of a refinement job.


  • Half maps of a refined volume, usually from a Homogenous/Heterogenous/NU-refinement job

Common Parameters

  • Annealing Factor should be 0 for local resolution, increasing this to 1 will give the global resolution


  • map_locres contains the resolution of each voxel of the original structure


  • To accurately view map_locres, you can use the Surface Color tool in UCSF Chimera to colour the input map by the local resolution map. This is the best way to visualize the resolution at different parts of the structure.