Posted on September 13th, 2016

Your Imagery Work Break – 2016 Wimbledon and Calgary Stampede

Calgary_Stampede_7_12_2016_GE1_50cmcolor_ENHANCE
Wimbledon2016_7_2_2016_WV1_50cmpan_ENHANCE(Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe, © 2016. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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Your co-worker is talking way too much today – so take a break for a bit of peace and quiet; but before you head out, check the two awesome images included with this article. The first is an image collected by the 50-cm black and white only satellite, WorldView-1, of the 2016 Wimbledon tournament in London, England. The oldest of tennis’ four Grand Slams, Wimbledon was first played in 1877 and is the only major with grass courts. This image was collected on July 2, 2016 at approximately 3:15PM local time which likely means we see Simona Halep versus Kiki Bertens in a Lady’s Third Round match at Centre Court.

The second image was collected by the 50-cm color satellite, GeoEye-1, on July 12, 2016 over the 2016 Calgary Stampede. The annual event is a celebration of all things Western including music, food and cultural heritage. Held during July, the Calgary Stampede only drew 1,088,000 visitors over the 10 day celebration which was the lowest since 1994 and down 7% from the year before. The falling attendance was blamed in part on the poor weather which you can see in the image here as well as a faltering local economy.

Have a great rest of your workday! ☺

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