Posted on June 2nd, 2020

The Pléiades 1 – SPOT 6/7 Stadium of the Month – Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Last month we were in Europe with a look at the site of a canceled international hockey championship, and for the May Pléiades 1SPOT 6/7 Stadium of the Month we change gears a bit with a visit to the other side of the globe and the site of a scheduled KBO League baseball game, i.e. Jamsil Baseball Stadium, in Seoul, South Korea.


A 50-cm color image of Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea collected on March 31, 2020 by Pléiades 1B; and then a 1.5-m SPOT 6 image of the same stadium collected on April 14, 2020. These images have custom processing and color balancing applied by Apollo Mapping. PLEIADES © CNES 2020, Distribution Airbus DS. SPOT © Airbus DS 2020.

About the Venue: Located in Jamsil-dong (or the silk farming neighborhood) which is south-east of downtown Seoul, Jamsil Baseball Stadium sits along the eastern shore of the Tancheon that drains into the main river, the Han, dividing the town. If you are a regular reader of this series, you know that we do our best to describe the history of the stadium of the month but to be upfront we found little more than you could find already on Wikipedia. We did find this YouTube about some changes to Jamsil Baseball Stadium in 2019; and then this piece on a new design for the Jamsil Sports Complex which contains this venue, but it is unclear what, if any, changes will be made to the stadium.

Fun Factoids: (1) At the time this article was drafted, one if the only professional sport leagues with games scheduled for June is the KBO League. On June 17th, the Doosan Bears who play at Jamsil Baseball Stadium will host the Samsung Lions. Apparently the Bears and Lions are two of the most dominant teams in the KBO; and as of now all KBO games will be played in front of empty seats! (2) Admittedly we have never watched Korean baseball but there are some differences to Major League Baseball (MLB) rules – the biggest being tied games which are declared after 12 innings (or 15 innings in the playoffs), how interesting! (3) Here are some fun moments that have happened during KBO games; and then check out how the 2017 Korean World Series was won.

The Pléiades 1 High-Resolution Satellite Constellation

The Pléiades 1 constellation (or at least part of it!) has been in orbit since December 2011 and if you have not had a chance to check out any sample imagery, take a few moments and have a look at the gallery on our website. If you work with high-resolution imagery, you should consider Pléiades 1 for your next geospatial project.

A variety of Pléiades 1 products are available from both a growing archive and as a new collection, including 50-centimeter (cm) pansharpened imagery and 50-cm panchromatic – 2-meter (m) 4-band multispectral bundles. We are happy to discuss the technical specifications, pricing and tasking options available with this satellite constellation.

The SPOT Medium-Resolution Satellite Constellation

The SPOT medium-resolution constellation consist of seven satellites launched from 1986 to 2014 with the most recent additions, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, launching in 2012 and 2014 respectively. SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are twin satellites offering 1.5-m panchromatic and 6-m 4-band multispectral data with a massive footprint at 60-kilometers (km) wide. For projects requiring recent archive coverage or rapid new collections of medium-resolution data, SPOT 6/7 should be one of your top imagery sources!

More sample images and technical information about Pléiades 1A and 1B can be found on our website here; while the same can be found here for the SPOT constellation and specifically about SPOT 6/7.

The Apollo Mapping sales team can answer any questions you might have about Pléiades 1 and/or any of the SPOT satellites. We can be reached at (303) 993-3863 or sales@apollomapping.com.

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