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Posted on February 7th, 2023

Your Imagery Work Break – Super Bowl LVI

We love maps.

We love imagery.

We love work breaks.

We hope you like them as well!

It’s February, that time of year when winter can transition from magical to dreary. To help keep your spirits bright, grab a yummy drink and take a walk outdoors for a work break. Before you head out, take a moment to check out this 56-centimeter (cm) Pléiades Neo 3 image collected in Inglewood, California on February 13, 2022. These images were captured right before Super Bowl LVI at 10:24 AM PST.

Superbowl LVI was played between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The game was a close win, with the Rams defeating the Bengals 23-20. SoFi is the home stadium of the Rams, which made this the second consecutive, as well as the second every, Super Bowl game played where a team both played in and won at its home stadium.

The game was the second-most watched in Superbowl history, with an average of 112.3 million viewers. During the opening ceremonies, the country star Mickey Guyton performed the “Star-Spangled Banner”. She was the first African American female country singer to perform the National Anthem at a Super Bowl. The halftime shows included appearances by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent. In another Iconic moment, deaf rappers Sean Forbes and Warren Snipe performed in American Sign Language (ASL). This was the first time in NFL history that ASL was used during a half time show.

This Pléiades Neo 3 image is unique as it was taken at a high off-nadir angle. This means that at the moment the image was captured, the satellite camera was tilted to the side, producing a side-view image as well. Because of the angle the camera was tilted at, the resulting image resolution is approximately 56-cm rather than 30-cm for Pléiades Neo collected closer to nadir (or pointing straight down when imaging).

While we love to add movement to our work break, we’ll settle for a stroll around the block instead of a full football game.

Have a great rest of your workday! 😊

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

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