Posted on July 12th, 2016

30-cm Color WorldView-3 Image of the Month – Seville, Spain

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Seville_Spain_7_23_2015_WV3_30cmcolor_ENHANCE_IVSeville has roots back to the days of the Roman Empire when it was called Hispalis in the 8th Century BC. Today, the town is a beautiful mix of old and new as you can see in the four 30-cm WV3 images we feature here, collected over Seville on July 23, 2015. The first image is of Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, the home of the Sevilla Fútbol Club. The second features part of the Universidad de Sevilla’s campus and the third is an image of the ultra-modern Espacio Metropol Parasol built in 2011. The final 30-cm WV3 is a colorful portion of the amusement park, Isla Mágica. (Image Courtesy: DigitalGlobe)

Every time we look at WorldView-3 (WV3) imagery, we are blown away. And we hope you are equally impressed with the data! For this WV3 Image of the Month, we travel from one of the coolest natural formations in China to one of the world’s most historic cities, Seville, Spain.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective May 2016, WorldView-3 prices dropped again! Are you interested in finding out more about these price drops? If so, send us an email at sales@apollomapping.com.

WorldView-3 launched in late 2014 and it is the most advanced satellite the commercial marketplace has ever had access to. Here are a few of the features that really set it apart from the competition:

  • Improved Resolution
    • Higher resolution means you can see more detail in WV3 imagery.
    • Data collected at nadir will have 31-centimeter (cm) panchromatic, 1.24-meter (m) visible and near infrared, 3.7-m SWIR and 30-m CAVIS 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.
    • Per US government regulation, all SWIR orders are produced at a maximum resolution of 7.5-m. CAVIS bands are not available for purchase at this time.
  • 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 has no rivals for its enhanced positional accuracy.
  • Daily Revisits
    • At 40 degrees latitude, WV3 will be able to image each location daily with 1-meter or better resolution and then every 4.5 days at 34-cm resolution or better.
  • Increased Collection Capacity
    • WV3 features a 13.1-km swath width (at nadir) with the ability to collect up to 680,000 square kilometer (sq km) of high-resolution data per day.
    • 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 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 samples and technical information on our website here.

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