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30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – Istanbul, Turkey

Posted on September 4th, 2018

We are in love with the vibrant shades of blue that dot the entire city of Istanbul as well as the shape of the round minarets on their many mosques. If you look closely at the third image, you might see a long line of people waiting for their turn to tour the Tomb of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Collected on June 30, 2017, these WorldView-4 images have been processed for improved color and clarity by Apollo Mapping. (Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe) 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 August we checked out the site of the historic US-North Korea summit, and for the September WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month we travel to the Europe-Asia border to gander one of the world’s oldest cities, Istanbul, Turkey. PLEASE NOTE: Effective May 2016, WorldView-3/4 prices dropped again! Are you interested in finding out more about these price drops? If so, send us an email at [email protected] 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 … testContinue reading

30-cm Color WorldView-3 Image of the Month – Pamukkale, Turkey

Posted on August 1st, 2017

Every time we look at WorldView-3 (WV3) imagery, we are blown away. And we hope you are equally impressed with the data! In July, we found ourselves in a coastal Portuguese town for the WorldView-3 Image of the Month, and this month we move to one of Turkey’s most visited sites, Pamukkale. Located in the southwest of Turkey, Pamukkale is a series of picturesque blue thermal bathes surrounded by white stone terraces. The UNESCO World Heritage Site might admittedly look better in on-the-ground photos but it still does look very cool from space as you can see in the first two images. The third image is of a nearby resort, we added this in as you can see amazing detail on the bottom of the backyard pool. This 30-cm WorldView-3 image was collected on August 21, 2016 and has been enhanced by Apollo Mapping for improved clarity and colors. (Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe) PLEASE NOTE: Effective May 2016, WorldView-3 prices dropped again! Are you interested in finding out more about these price drops? If so, send us an email at [email protected] WorldView-3 launched in late 2014 and it is the most advanced satellite the commercial marketplace has ever had access to. … testContinue reading

Our Changing Landscape – Timsah Arena

Posted on July 12th, 2016

In this monthly feature, we span the globe to examine Our Changing Landscape with time series of medium resolution RapidEye satellite imagery. The RapidEye archive dates back to late 2008 and already contains more than 8 billion square kilometers of data. We keep our focus on infrastructure for at least another month, moving from Ilısu Dam to another recently-completed project in Turkey, Timsah Arena. The RapidEye Constellation RapidEye is a constellation of five 5-meter medium resolution satellites each offering five spectral bands of information. The RapidEye constellation offers daily revisits to every location on the planet with a huge footprint that is 77-km wide. The data is priced competitively with a starting cost of $1.28 per square kilometer for all five spectral bands – academics do receive discounts. RapidEye adds a fifth band, the red edge, to the ‘traditional’ multispectral set of blue, green, red and near-infrared (NIR). The additional spectral data in the red edge band allows users to extract more useful land ‘information’ than can be from traditional 4-band imagery sources. When RapidEye imagery is ordered as a Level 3A Orthorectified product, images from multiple dates are extremely well registered, making it the ideal data source for Our … testContinue reading

Our Changing Landscape – Ilısu Dam

Posted on June 7th, 2016

In this monthly feature, we span the globe to examine Our Changing Landscape with time series of medium resolution RapidEye satellite imagery. The RapidEye archive dates back to late 2008 and already contains more than 8 billion square kilometers of data. For our June edition of Our Changing Landscape, we shift our focus from recently expanded airports back to the construction of dams with a look at Ilısu Dam in Turkey. The RapidEye Constellation RapidEye is a constellation of five 5-meter medium resolution satellites each offering five spectral bands of information. The RapidEye constellation offers daily revisits to every location on the planet with a huge footprint that is 77-km wide. The data is priced competitively with a starting cost of $1.28 per square kilometer for all five spectral bands – academics do receive discounts. RapidEye adds a fifth band, the red edge, to the ‘traditional’ multispectral set of blue, green, red and near-infrared (NIR). The additional spectral data in the red edge band allows users to extract more useful land ‘information’ than can be from traditional 4-band imagery sources. When RapidEye imagery is ordered as a Level 3A Orthorectified product, images from multiple dates are extremely well registered, making … testContinue reading

Our Changing Landscape – Artvin Dam, Turkey

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

In this monthly feature, we span the globe to examine Our Changing Landscape with time series of medium resolution RapidEye satellite imagery. The RapidEye archive dates back to late 2008 and already contains more than 7 billion square kilometers of data. This month, we continue our look at dams with a focus on the newly constructed (or perhaps still under construction, that is not clear) Artvin Dam in Turkey. The RapidEye Constellation RapidEye is a constellation of five 5-meter medium resolution satellites each offering five spectral bands of information. The RapidEye constellation offers daily revisits to every location on the planet with a huge footprint that is 77-km wide. The data is priced competitively with a starting cost of $1.28 per square kilometer for all five spectral bands – academics do receive discounts. RapidEye adds a fifth band, the red edge, to the ‘traditional’ multispectral set of blue, green, red and near-infrared (NIR). The additional spectral data in the red edge band allows users to extract more useful land ‘information’ than can be from traditional 4-band imagery sources. When RapidEye imagery is ordered as a Level 3A Orthorectified product, images from multiple dates are extremely well registered, making it the … testContinue reading

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