Posted on May 5th, 2015

A Monthly Update on WorldView-3 – More Great 30-cm Images!

Every time we look at WorldView-3 (WV3) imagery, we are blown away. So we have decided to make this article a monthly feature for the viewing joy of our valued readers. This month, we feature three color 30-centimeter (cm) WV3 images collected over the coastal town of Sousse, Tunisia.

Monthly Product Updates

This month we feature three more amazing 30-cm color WV3 images collected on January 10, 2015 over the coastal Mediterranean town of Sousse, Tunisia. In the first image, check out the detail you can see on the glass ceiling windows. In the second, you can see a maze of small, connected buildings in old town Sousse. And the final image features a peaceful beach where I would love to plant my towel and umbrella for a sunny afternoon! These images have been photo enhanced by Apollo Mapping. (Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe)

This month we have one important WorldView-3 updates to share with our readers:

  • Starting on April 1st, the price for several WorldView-3 imagery products increased. We are happy to share this new pricing with you if you email us at

If you have not heard of the recently-launched satellite, WorldView-3, here are 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 shortwave infrared (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 short-wave 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,

You can also find more samples and technical information on our website here.

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