Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Full Resolution Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) and Multispectral WorldView-3 Sample!

Did you know that we have a full resolution WorldView-3 (WV3) 8-band shortwave infrared (SWIR) and 8-band multispectral (MS) sample on the Apollo Mapping website?! If not, check it out now!

The sample can be accessed using the following link; just fill out this short form and then scroll to the bottom of the next page to find the compressed WV3 imagery file. You will want to use 7-Zip to extract the ZIP file – it is a freeware program you can find here.

Namibia_WV3_750cmSWIR_3_16_2015A 3-2-1 (red-green-blue) band combination of 7.5-m SWIR data collected by WorldView-3 over Khorixas, Namibia on March 16, 2015. (Image Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Now an important note to our readers: while WV3 collects 3.7-meter (m) 8-band SWIR data, current US government regulations restrict the resolution to 7.5-m for all SWIR sales.

Here are a few key product specifications for this full resolution WV3 SWIR, MS and panchromatic imagery sample:

  • Area of Interest Location: rural Khorixas
  • Area of Interest Size: ~120 square kilometers
  • Resolution: 30-cm panchromatic, 1.2-m MS & 7.5-m SWIR
  • Spectral Bands: panchromatic, 8-band MS (i.e. coastal, blue, green, yellow, red, red edge, NIR1 and NIR2) and 8-band SWIR
  • Product Format: 16-bit depth, ortho-ready with RPC files
  • Compressed File Size: 5 gigabytes (GB)

For more information on WorldView-3 satellite imagery, including technical specifications, please refer to our website here.

And if you have a specific request for WV3 data, please send an email to [email protected].

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2 responses to “Full Resolution Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) and Multispectral WorldView-3 Sample!”

  1. Dean Scanlen says:

    Do you have the capability to survey the ages of planted forests?

    • Hi Dean – if you know approximately how fast these trees grow, you can use stereo imagery to estimate tree heights and then interpolate tree age. But there is no other way I can think of other than this.

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