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30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – The 2018 US Open

Posted on October 1st, 2019

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! We have been on a streak of high off-nadir images as were in Europe last month with a bird’s eye view of an iconic city, and the streak continues for this October 30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month where we check out a tilted image collected over the 2018 (tennis!) US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. 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] High off-nadir imagery offers a side view of a landscape which can be a unique perspective especially when collected by a satellite. This WorldView-3 image was collected at about 44-centimeter resolution on September 2, 2018 – which was the first day of play in the Fourth Round at the US Open – at about 11:58 AM. The stands of the various courts are still filling up so this image would have been collected just before match play started for the day on ESPN. As a side note, we featured the … testContinue reading

Image Hunter Updates – A New Header Is Live!

Posted on May 7th, 2019

Have you checked out Image Hunter recently?!?! If not, you should! Listening to the feedback we received on improving imagery search engines over the years, the new version of Image Hunter features a major overhaul to the user interface as well as to the backend architecture. Image Hunter is built on open-source technology so it works on all computers, not just on Windows machines. We slimmed down the user interface to make it easier to find the imagery filters and other available tools. All things said, we really think you will enjoy your browsing experience – plus no other search engine even comes close to the breadth of sensors offered in Image Hunter! Key May 2019 Improvement(s) With the onset of spring, we have seen many changes here at Apollo Mapping, including a re-doubling of our efforts to make Image Hunter even better than it is today. In the coming weeks, you will see a series of exciting changes, stay tuned! In the past few weeks, here are the major changes we pushed live that you may or may not have noticed on the system: We clustered the tools in the header to make the system easier to use on … testContinue reading

High-Resolution Imagery Collections – WorldView-2/3/4 – Europe (Minus Russia), June to August 2018

Posted on March 5th, 2019

This map shows the areas imaged by the WorldView-2/3/4 constellation from June 1 to August 31, 2018 over Europe and its islands, minus Russia. Please note that in many instances, multiple images were collected over the same area which is difficult to portray on this static map. In this monthly piece, we give our readers a sense of the high-resolution imagery coverage collected over a geography during a specified window. To do this, we pick a high-resolution satellite constellation, a defined time period and area of interest, then report key statistics on the total amount of imagery collected in square kilometers (sq km). Without further delay, let’s jump into our analysis. Graphic Region of Interest: Europe and associated islands minus Russia Land Mass Covered: 5,966,899.4 sq km Time Period: June 1 to August 31, 2018 High-Resolution Satellite Constellation: WorldView-2/3/4 WorldView-2/3/4 Constellation Imaging Statistics – Europe Minus Russia Total Area Collected: 8,698,606.4 sq km; 31,516.7 sq km per satellite/per day Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees or Less Off-Nadir: 3,000,909.5 sq km; 10,872.9 sq km per satellite/per day; 34.5% of total

Image Hunter Version 2 – Our New User Interface is Live!

Posted on September 3rd, 2018

Have you checked out the new and improved Image Hunter yet?!?! If not, you should! Listening to the feedback we received on improving imagery search engines, the new version of Image Hunter features a major overhaul to the user interface as well as to the backend architecture. Image Hunter Version 2 is built on open-source technology so now it works on all computers, not just on Windows machines. We slimmed down the user interface to make it easier to find the imagery filters and other available tools. All things said, we really think you will enjoy your browsing experience with Image Hunter (Version 2). Key February 2018 Improvement(s) The past month was a big one for Image Hunter! I am sure some of you have noticed a few of the front-end changes, but many of the most important changes are not apparent as they are server-side improvements. As such, here is a list of the key changes we implemented in February: We completely overhauled the front end (or user interface) of Image Hunter, moving to a responsive design coded in React. We moved the entire backend architecture from a combination of smaller server farms to industry-leading Amazon Web Services which … testContinue reading

Rapid Delivery Media License for DigitalGlobe Images

Posted on August 7th, 2018

For many clients using satellite imagery in media applications like movies, television advertisements and newspapers, the traditional end user license agreements delivered with our data will not suffice. Understanding the commercial need for a more flexible media license that can be delivered rapidly, DigitalGlobe now has you covered! In the past, media licenses were custom in nature and could take one to two weeks (sometimes longer) to put in place. Now, the media license is an out-of-the-box offering by DigitalGlobe so that it adds literally no time to product delivery – yay! Here are some of the pertinent details about the media license, if we missed anything you would like to know, feel free to email us at [email protected]: Basic License Language: “DigitalGlobe grants to Customer a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to publish extracts of the Product and/or Derivatives of the Product…” Full License: download here License Cost: adds 20% to base imagery price Available Products: all DigitalGlobe satellite imagery from GeoEye-1, IKONOS, QuickBird and WorldView-1/2/3/4 Average Delivery Time: one to two business days (add one to three business days for value-added services)

High-Resolution Imagery Collections – WorldView-2/3/4 – China and Russia, June to August 2017

Posted on July 10th, 2018

In this monthly piece, we give our readers a sense of the high-resolution imagery coverage collected over a geography during a specified window. To do this, we pick a high-resolution satellite constellation, a defined time period and area of interest, then report key statistics on the total amount of imagery collected in square kilometers (sq km). Without further delay, let’s jump into our analysis. This map shows the areas imaged by the WorldView-2/3/4 constellation from June 1 to August 31, 2017 over China and Russia. Please note that in many instances, multiple images were collected over the same area which is difficult to portray on this static map. Graphic Region of Interest: China and Russia plus off-shore islands Land Mass Covered: 26,298,197.0 sq km Time Period: June 1 to August 31, 2017 High-Resolution Satellite Constellation: WorldView-2/3/4 WorldView-2/3/4 Constellation Imaging Statistics – China and Russia Total Area Collected: 28,675,929.0 sq km; 103,898.3 sq km per satellite/per day Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees or Less Off-Nadir: 8,845,948.2 sq km; 32,050.5 sq km per satellite/per day; 30.9% of total

30-cm Color WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month – Essaouira, Morocco

Posted on May 1st, 2018

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 April we checked out the coverage over a regional African capital, and for this WorldView-3/4 Image of the Month we stay on the same continent with a look at the ‘Wind City of Africa’, Essaouira, Morocco. Essaouira is a coastal port town that is known for its European designed ramparts and cannons that protected the Old Town during the 18th Century. Today, Essaouira is a windsurfer destination as well as one of the most traveled Moroccan cities given its proximity to Europe. In these four WorldView-3 images, you can see some of the colorful roofs that characterize the city as well as some of the ruins left behind from days long gone. This 30-cm WorldView-3 image was collected on July 13, 2017 and has been processed by Apollo Mapping for improved colors and clarity. (Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe) 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 … testContinue reading

Image Hunter Version 2 – 2.5-m ALOS PRISM Stereo Live Now!

Posted on January 9th, 2018

Have you checked out the new and improved Image Hunter yet?!?! If not, you should! f Listening to the feedback we received on improving imagery search engines, the new version of Image Hunter features a major overhaul to the user interface as well as to the backend architecture. Image Hunter Version 2 is built on open-source technology so now it works on all computers, not just on Windows machines. We slimmed down the user interface to make it easier to find the imagery filters and other available tools. All things said, we really think you will enjoy your browsing experience with Image Hunter (Version 2). Key January 2018 Improvement(s) In the past month, tons of progress has been made on Image Hunter, perhaps most important was the addition of the massive 2.5-meter (m) panchromatic stereo archive from ALSO PRISM! We also extended the archive of ZiYuan-3 to include the second satellite in the constellation, ZY3-02, which offers 2.5-m panchromatic stereo. Finally, Image Hunter is now 100% SSL secure – a step that will hopefully make the application easier to use behind aggressive firewalls. In the next month, we hope to unveil some major backend changes as well as a new … testContinue reading

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