Posted on November 2nd, 2021

Your Imagery Work Break – 2019 National Day of the People’s Republic of China

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With November comes crisp weather and even snow here in Colorado so while it’s called Fall still, it feels more like Winter now! Either way, walks during Winter are invigorating so they are the perfect midday activity when work has you dragging. So get out there on a work break! But before you head out, check out this 50-centimeter WorldView-2 image collected over Beijing, China on October 1, 2019. What’s the importance of October 1st in China? Well, the answer is their National Day. National Day commemorates the formation of the Communist central government on October 1, 1949, some 70 years before this image was collected. In this WorldView-2 imagery, you can see military equipment lining the street of Chang’an Avenue and also in Tiananmen Square – perhaps even more amazing are the geometric rows of people marching in the parade with colored costumes on.

Have a great rest of your workday! ☺

(Image Courtesy: DigitalGlobe. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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