This Overview captures the tightly gridded streets of Nezahualcóyotl, a municipality of Mexico City. With a population of more than one million, this area is home to many of the capital’s citizens who have migrated there from other parts of the country. The Greater Mexico City area has roughly 21 million residents, making it the largest metropolitan area in North America.

19°24'26.8"N, 99°01'40.2"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s an incredible aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher, which stretch for about 8.7 miles (14km) along the Atlantic Ocean in County Clare, Ireland. The cliffs range in height from 390 feet (120m) to 702 feet (214m) and are among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland, with about 1.5 million visitors a year.

52°58'18.3"N, 9°25'34.8"W

Source imagery: Max Malloy Photography


This Overview captures Spiral Jetty, an earthwork sculpture by Robert Smithson, consisting of a 1,500-foot-long (460 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil jutting from the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA. Smithson reportedly chose this site because of the vibrant colors of the water (salt-tolerant bacteria and algae thrive here in 27% salinity) and its connection with the primordial sea.

41°26'15.4"N, 112°40'10.4"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


The Puxi Viaduct in Shanghai, China, is one of the largest and busiest interchanges in the world. Its five levels of bridges connect two of the city's busiest highways, Nanbei Road and Yan'an Road, allowing thousands of vehicles to pass through every hour.

31°13'34.6"N, 121°27'52.5"E

Source imagery: Denys Nevozhai


Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel and is recognized as the country's financial center and a major technology hub. With a city plan dating back to the 1920’s, Tel Aviv was constructed with a hierarchical system of streets laid out in a grid and large blocks consisting of small-scale dwellings that surround central, open spaces.

32°04'42.0"N, 34°46'08.4"E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Jelsa is a town located on the island of Hvar in Croatia. It was founded in the 14th century as a port for a nearby inland village, and currently has about 3,600 residents. During the 19th century, Jelsa was one of the most significant maritime, shipbuilding and trade centers on the Adriatic Sea.

43°09'40.0"N, 16°41'35.0"E

Source imagery: Grant Ritchie (@grantritchie)


The wreck of the SS Maheno can be found on the east coast of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. The ship — which was washed ashore by a cyclone in 1935 — was an ocean liner that made regular crossings between New Zealand and Australia in the early 20th century. The 5,000-ton steel-hulled ship has slowly disintegrated over the years and remains a popular tourist attraction.

25°16'01.6"S, 153°14'18.8"E

Source imagery: Andreas Dress (@andreasdress)


Planes sit under coverings on the tarmac of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base was established in June 1942 and served as a training facility throughout World War II before it was deactivated in May 1946. Since reopening as a Tactical Air Command Base in 1956, it has been home to B-52 bombers, KC-10 and KC-135 tankers, and F-4 and F-16 fighters.

35°21'03.6"N, 77°57'46.8"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, with upwards of 5.9 million people living in its metropolitan area. It is considered one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world; in fact, more than 50 percent of Toronto's residents belong to a visible minority group and more than 160 languages are spoken in the city. This Overview shows several of Toronto's neighborhoods, including pieces of East York, North York and Scarborough.

43°41'28.7"N, 79°19'40.1"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Have a look at these Overviews to see the destruction caused by four tornadoes that tore through Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday. Latest news reports say 23 people were killed in the disaster and nearly 80 more were injured. Many trees, homes and other structures were destroyed. According to the National Weather Service, these tornadoes were among a group of 34 that struck Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend — with one in Lee County reaching wind speeds of 170 mph (273 km/h).

32°28'40.7"N, 85°21'56.0"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


The Bayannur Wulanyiligeng Wind Farm in Inner Mongolia, China, consists of at least 200 wind turbines and can generate nearly 850,000 megawatt hours (850 billion watt hours) of power per year at full operation. Power from the wind farm is sold to the North China Power Grid to substitute for power generated by thermal power plants, thus reducing carbon emissions. The wind farm has the capacity to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 760,000 tonnes annually.

41°57’50”N, 108°18’30”E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


The Port of Antwerp in Flanders, Belgium, is the second-largest seaport in Europe. Its inland location on a tidal estuary of the Scheldt River gives it an advantage over other North Sea ports, allowing its docks to connect to rail, road, river and canal transit systems. In 2018, nearly 14,600 seagoing vessels called at the Port of Antwerp with a combined transshipment of 235.2 million tonnes.

51°16'12.0"N, 4°20'12.0"E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe