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The Pléiades 1 – Pléiades Neo Stadium of the Month – National Stadium

Posted on February 1st, 2022

Given the recent launches of Pléiades Neo 3 and Neo 4, we are pleased to announce an update to our regular stadium of the month series as the focus will shift a bit, offering only high-resolution imagery now from the Pléiades 1 – Pléiades Neo constellations. So, without further delay, here we go! In January we checked out the site of a non-conference basketball matchup in the NCAA, and for the February edition of the Pléiades 1 – Pléiades Neo Stadium of the Month we travel to the other side of the world with a look at a Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic stadium, i.e. National Stadium. A 30-cm color image of National Stadium in Beijing, China collected on September 23, 2021 by Pléiades Neo 3; and then a 50-cm Pléiades 1A image of the same stadium collected on November 16, 2021. These images have custom processing and color balancing applied by Apollo Mapping. PLÉIADES © CNES 2022.  About the Stadium: National Stadium is located on Beijing’s Olympic Green some 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) north of the historic Palace Museum in the city’s north fourth ring. Designed by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Piere de Meuron, the Chinese spent $423 million … testContinue reading

30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – Chateau Gaillard

Posted on February 1st, 2022

Every time we look at WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 (WV3/4) imagery, we are blown away. And we hope you are equally impressed with the data! Last month we checked out one of the tallest buildings in the USA, and for this February edition of the 30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month we head to the countryside of France with a look at a medieval castle, Chateau Gaillard. Chateau Gaillard is an ancient castle that overlooks the Normandy River in the countryside of France, some 59 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Paris. Chateau Gaillard was built in just two years, from 1196 to 1198, which is an extremely short time compared to other castles built in the same time period.  The other two 30-cm WorldView-3 images featured here are from the surrounding town of Les Andelys. This 30-cm WorldView-3 imagery was collected on June 27, 2018 and has been processed by Apollo Mapping for improved clarity and colors. (Satellite Imagery © 2022 Maxar Technologies) WorldView-3 launched in late 2014 and WorldView-4 launched in late 2016; taken together they are the most advanced satellite constellation the commercial marketplace has ever had access to. Here are a few of the features that really … testContinue reading

Pléiades Neo Update – Our First 30-cm Samples!

Posted on January 4th, 2022

30-cm Pléiades Neo provides unprecedent detail and coverage of our changing world. (Images Credit: © Airbus DS 2022) Airbus’ 6-band 30-cm Pléiades Neo constellation keeps delivering new, breathtaking images of our world. Crisp edges, deep colors and fine details are the hallmarks of their 30-cm resolution imagery. The quality and resolution of Pléiades Neo gives aerial imagery a run for its money. Unlike aerial imagery, Neo is on its way to amassing an impressive archive, imaging locations that are often out of reach for airplanes and drones. The 30-cm Neo constellation is perfect for tracking construction sites, new developments and rural/urban change with its one-two punch of high-resolution imagery and frequent revisits. Once the last two satellites are added to the constellation, Pléiades Neo will be an unstoppable four-satellite force in the imaging industry. 

30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – The Comcast Technology Center

Posted on January 4th, 2022

If you look at the current list of the tallest buildings in the United States, you will see the top of it is dominated by buildings in Chicago and New York City. The tallest American building outside of these two cities can be found in downtown Philadelphia, i.e. the Comcast Technology Center, which is the 14th tallest at 1,120 feet (341 meters). The other 30-cm WorldView-3 images featured here are also from the downtown area, including City Hall, Franklin Square and Logan Square. This 30-cm WorldView-3 imagery was collected on September 22, 2019 and has been processed by Apollo Mapping for improved clarity and colors. (Satellite Imagery © 2022 Maxar Technologies) Every time we look at WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 (WV3/4) imagery, we are blown away. And we hope you are equally impressed with the data! In December we checked out one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, and for this first 2022 edition of the 30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month we venture to the City of Brotherly Love, i.e. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a look at one of America’s tallest buildings. WorldView-3 launched in late 2014 and WorldView-4 launched in late 2016; taken together they are the most advanced … testContinue reading

Los Resúmenes Españoles – Enero

Posted on January 4th, 2022

¡Bienvenidos a Enero! Nosotros en Apollo Mapping estamos gustosos de tenerlos otro mes aquí en los resúmenes españoles del mes de Enero. Pausa de trabajo de imágenes – Para la instalación forestal en Austria Nosotros amamos los mapas. Nosotros amamos las imágenes. Nosotros amamos la hora libre durante el trabajo. ¡Esperamos que usted también ame esto también! ¡Es enero aquí en los Estados Unidos, lo que significa que estamos en medio de nuestro mes más frío! Pero eso no debería impedirle tomar un descanso rápido del trabajo, ya que necesita estirar las piernas y tomar un poco de aire fresco. Antes de salir, tómese unos momentos para saborear esta imagen WorldView-2 de 40 centímetros recogida sobre el estadio Wörthersee en Klagenfurt, Austria, el 17 de octubre de 2019. Y sí, ¡estás viendo un bosque dentro del estadio! Es parte de una instalación temporal realizada por For Forest del 8 de septiembre al 27 de octubre, donde “plantaron” unos 300 árboles en el estadio Wörthersee que tenían la intención de dar a los visitantes una nueva perspectiva y apreciación de los bosques. Ah, y lo siento por la calidad de la imagen, Austria está nublada en el otoño, por lo que … testContinue reading

Los Resúmenes Españoles – Diciembre

Posted on December 7th, 2021

¡Bienvenidos a diciembre! Nosotros en Apollo Mapping estamos gustosos de tenerlos otro mes aquí en los resúmenes españoles del mes de diciembre. Recién salido de la prensa, aquí hay una muestra de los datos de 5 metros de WorldDEM Neo de Phu Hoi, Vietnam. Producto destacado – WorldDEM Neo de 5 metros Si su próximo proyecto de mapeo requiere una cobertura de gran área de un modelo de elevación digital, ¡entonces es hora de revisar el producto WorldDEM actualizado de Airbus! La nueva versión, llamada WorldDEM Neo, ha mejorado la resolución de 5 m y también se deriva de los pares estéreo de radar TerraSAR-X y TanDEM-X. Sin embargo, los pares de radar utilizados para crear este conjunto de datos de elevación de 5 m son más recientes que su predecesor, ya que se recogieron de 2017 a 2021. Actualmente, WorldDEM Neo solo está disponible como modelo de superficie digital (DSM): esperamos que las ventas de modelos digitales de terreno (DTM) comiencen a principios de 2022. Puede buscar WorldDEM Neo ahora en Image Hunter. Para obtener una lista de precios DEM actualizada que incluye WorldDEM Neo DSM de 5 m, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] Mientras tanto, echa un … testContinue reading

30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – Tivoli Gardens

Posted on December 7th, 2021

Every time we look at WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 (WV3/4) imagery, we are blown away. And we hope you are equally impressed with the data! Last month we checked out a corn maze in rural Illinois, and for this final 2021 edition of the 30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month we head across the ‘pond’ to check out the third oldest amusement park in the world, i.e. Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tivoli Gardens opened on August 15, 1843, making it the third oldest amusement park in the world. The park is located in central Copenhagen, Denmark, less than a half mile from the Nyhavn – which is a canal that runs through the city. The other two images featured here are of a colorful residential area close to Tivoli and then a bridge across the Nyhavn. This 30-cm WorldView-3 imagery was collected on September 8, 2015 and has been processed by Apollo Mapping for improved clarity and colors. (Satellite Imagery © 2021 Maxar Technologies) WorldView-3 launched in late 2014 and WorldView-4 launched in late 2016; taken together they are the most advanced satellite constellation the commercial marketplace has ever had access to. Here are a few of the features … testContinue reading

An Update on the 30-cm 6-Band Pléiades Neo Constellation

Posted on December 7th, 2021

Top: The Mera Glacier in Nepal as seen by 30-cm Pléiades Neo. (Image Credit: Airbus)Bottom: 30-cm Pléiades Neo captured the Dubai World Expo in all its colorful glory. (Image Credit: Airbus) Pléiades Neo, the newest editions to the ever-widening field of satellite imagery, made its commercial debut this month to mixed results. The quality of the imagery delivered is as advertised, with crisp 30-cm pixels. However, Airbus is still ramping up their operations and few tweaks are still being made to the metadata to make it completely usable in all software products. Unfortunately, we have already experienced a few data usability issues and are working with Airbus to correct these issues as soon as possible. Everyone is working hard to incorporate the highly anticipated, high-resolution constellation into their systems, but it could be a few more weeks before some of them are up to speed. Never fear! We’ve managed to find a way to load the data and deliver to our clients with a little finagling and a lot of trial and error. Airbus is helping us through issues with ordering, limited file types and non-standard band combinations. As they say, a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor, so … testContinue reading

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