Posted on February 3rd, 2015

Amazing 40-cm Color WorldView-3 Sample Images – Santiago, Chile

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SantiagoChile_10_11_2014_WV3_40cm_ENHANCE_IVHere are four gorgeous WV3 images collected over Santiago, Chile. In these samples, you can see the unrivaled clarity and color saturation that WorldView-3 can provide. These 40-cm color images were collected on October 11, 2014 and have been photo enhanced by Apollo Mapping. (Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe)

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 four color 40-cm WV3 images collected over Santiago, Chile.

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 short-wave infrared 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.
    • With the easing of US government regulations, we will be able to provide WV3 imagery at a maximum of 30-cm resolution during Q1 2015.
  • 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; 8 shortwave infrared bands which are crucial for geological studies; and 12 CAVIS bands to detect water vapor, dissolved aerosols, snow, clouds and more.
  • 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, [email protected].

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2 responses to “Amazing 40-cm Color WorldView-3 Sample Images – Santiago, Chile”

  1. Dr. Robert K. Vincent says:

    I am interested in WV3 data and wish to know whether all are available for a scene: VIS-NIR, SWIR, and CAVIS, and at what cost per scene.

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