We are literally drafting this article the day our July newsletter is being put together (i.e. June 25th) so we have very limited information, but what we do 100% know is that WorldView-3 shortwave infrared (SWIR) data will now be delivered at 3.7-meter (m) resolution starting on July 3rd! According to the details released by Maxar-DigitalGlobe, 3.7-m resolution allows you to see marking at airports now and planes in much more detail – cool stuff for sure, thanks NOAA for easing the rules 🙂
More details will follow in the August Geospatial Times including any pricing implications of the new increased resolution. If you have any questions in the meantime, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.