30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – Stadion Batarija, Croatia - Apollo Mapping
Posted on January 9th, 2024

30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – Stadion Batarija, Croatia


This month’s 30-cm WorldView-3 images feature Stadion Batarija in Trogir, plus a view of rural Trogir. Beautiful doesn’t even come close to describing the setting for Stadion Batarija in Trogir on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. The soccer stadium, home of the Trogir Football Club, is one of a kind in that it’s bordered on three sides by protected cultural monuments plus it’s surrounded by water on three sides too. The stadium, located on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, is situated between two UNESCO World Heritage sites, both 15th Century fortresses – i.e. Kamerlengo Castle and the Tower of St. Marco. The stadium seats 1,000 people. Trogir, a historic town and harbor along the Adriatic Coast, sits on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Ciovo. While the community floods with tourists, the area also is known for its successes in shipbuilding and its stunning surroundings. The 30-cm WorldView-3 images of Stadion Batarija and surrounding rural area were captured August 31, 2021. The 30-cm WorldView-3 image has been processed by Apollo Mapping for improved perspective, clarity and colors. (Satellite Imagery © 2023 Maxar Technologies)

Every time we look at WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 (WV3/4) imagery, we are blown away. And we hope you are equally impressed with the data! In December, we looked at Pancho Arena in Hungary, the world’s only soccer stadium with a wooden roof. For this edition of the 30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month, we soak in the incredibleness of Stadion Batarija in Croatia, which was recognized by a world-renowned production company as one of “The World’s Greatest Sporting Arenas.”

WorldView-3 launched in late 2014 and WorldView-4 launched in late 2016; taken together they are the most advanced satellite constellation the commercial marketplace has ever had access to. Here are a few of the features that really set these satellites apart from the competition:

  • Improved Resolution
    • Higher resolution means you can see more detail in WV3/4 imagery.
    • Data collected at nadir will have 31-centimeter (cm) panchromatic, 1.24-meter (m) visible and near infrared, 3.7-m SWIR (WV3 only) and 30-m CAVIS (WV3 only) bands.
    • At 20 degrees off-nadir, the resolution is 34-cm panchromatic, 1.38-m visible and near infrared and 4.1-m shortwave infrared.
  • Additional Spectral Bands
    • If spectral analysis is part of your project, then no other satellite can match WV3 with its: 8 bands of visible and near-infrared data; and 8 shortwave infrared bands which are crucial for geological studies.
  • Better Positional Accuracy
    • With accuracies of 3.5-m CE90% or better (without ground control even!), WV3/4 has no rivals for its enhanced positional accuracy.
  • Daily Revisits
    • At 40 degrees latitude, WV3 is able to image every location daily with 1-meter or better resolution and then every 4.5 days at 34-cm resolution or better.
    • WV4 is no longer collecting new imagery.
  • Increased Collection Capacity
    • WV3/4 feature 13.1-km swath widths (at nadir) with the ability to collect up to 680,000 square kilometer (sq km) of high-resolution data per day per satellite (though WV4 is dead now).
    • Improved control movement gyros translate into larger maximum contiguous collection areas per pass, with up to ~7,500 sq km of mono imagery and ~3,000 sq km of stereo possible.

If you are interested in WorldView-3 and/or WorldView-4 imagery for your next project, please let us know by phone, 303-993-3863, or by email, sales@apollomapping.com.

You can also find more WV3 samples and technical information on our website here and then WV4 samples and information can be found here.

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