Daily Overview is a blog where you can find stunning and astonishing photos of our planet’s landscapes and surfaces from above. The blog was created by lead satellite imaging company Digital Globe that provides high-resolution Earth photos, data, and analytics. Their images are simply fascinating. Here are some of the best. Check ‘em out.
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Bourtange is a star fort located in the Netherlands. The complex was built in 1593 in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points. The village currently has an occupation of 430.
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA
This Overview captures Central Park in New York City. Located in the middle of Manhattan, the park spans 843 acres - or 6% of the borough. One of the most influential innovations in the park's design was its "separate circulation" systems for pedestrians, horseback riders, and automobiles. This concealed "crosstown" commercial traffic in sunken roadways (known as "transverses" today), and densely planted shrub belts in order to maintain a rustic ambiance.
Great wall of China, Nothern China
Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California
Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA
Vineyards, Huelva, Spain
Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain
Plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. This is visible in the plains and valleys of Almeria, Spain where nearly 20,000 hectares are covered by these greenhouse structures.
Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.
Amazon Rainforest Deforestation, Para, Brazil
Clearcutting operations in the Amazon Rainforest of Para, Brazil branch out from one of the state’s central roads.
Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
And 5 aerial images other than from directly above of well known landmarks:
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
Agricultural Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, Madrid, Spain
Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Inman Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Spaghetti Junction (A-3 and M-50), Madrid, Spain
Agricultural Development, Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
Brøndby Haveby, Brønby Municipality, Denmark
Terraced Rice Paddies, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China
Clearcutting in the El Dorado National Forest, Georgetown, California, USA
Edson, Kansas, USA
Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Grand Loop Road / Grand Prismatic Spring Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA