Springvale Botanical Cemetery is the largest crematorium and memorial park in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is located in Springvale, a southeastern suburb of Melbourne, and has been in operation since 1901. Originally called The Necropolis Springvale, it was renamed in 2006 to reflect its large gardens, which boast hundreds of varieties of roses, bunya-bunya pine trees, an a Red River Gum tree believed to be about 400 years old.

37°56'44.1"S, 145°10'24.0"E

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Check out this amazing Overview of the Chilean Coast Range, which runs along the Pacific coast of Chile. It extends 1,900 miles (3,100 km) from north to south, and this image captures a section near the city of Antofagasta. The highest point in the Chilean Coast Range is Cerro Vicuña Mackenna, which peaks at 10,217 feet (3,114 m).

24°44'14.9"S, 70°25'37.8"W

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Hong Kong is an autonomous territory — and former British colony — in southeastern China. Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, it has become one of the world’s most significant financial centers and commercial ports. Hong Kong has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world, most of which surround Victoria Harbor and are captured in this Overview.

22°17'15.9"N, 114°10'25.0"E

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A large circular driving range is seen here at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Winter Garden, Florida. Including putting greens and a short-game practice area, the facility covers 42 acres (17 hectares). It is visited by many golf professionals every year; in fact, Tiger Woods once used the driving range to film a commercial with Nike.

28°26'38.9"N, 81°38'01.3"W

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Port Grimaud is a seaside town located on the French Riviera by the Gulf of Saint Tropez. The development consists of French “Fisherman” style houses built upon channels in a Venetian manner.

43°16′20″N, 6°34′49″E

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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.

40°46'56.0"N, 73°57'55.0"W

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Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge is a wetland oasis in the Great Basin Desert of western Utah, USA. Covering nearly 18,000 acres (7,284 hectares), it is home to a variety of fish, migratory birds, deer, coyotes, pronghorn, cougars and other native species. Fish at the refuge are left over from the ancient Lake Bonneville, which receded 14,000 years ago.

39°51'29.0"N, 113°22'01.0"W

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Check out the amazing colors emitted by these salt evaporation ponds in Aigues-Mortes, southern France. Salt has been produced in this region for thousands of years and is sought-after worldwide for its superior quality. Every year, more than 500,000 tons of salt are produced in Aigues-Mortes.

43°32'12.1"N, 4°09'47.4"E

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A variety of flowers, grasses and other ornamental plants grow on a nursery in Oceanside, California, about 44 miles (70 km) north of San Diego. Plants grown at this facility are sold to landscape contractors, developers, municipalities and other buyers throughout the state.

33°15'40.9"N, 117°16'23.2"W

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Lyon is the third largest city in France, situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A section of the city, split by the Rhône, is seen in this Overview. Lyon is often recognized as the birthplace of cinema — pioneered by the Lumière brothers here in 1895 — as well as a major culinary center.

45°45'45.7"N, 4°50'20.5"E

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Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania, with upwards of 5.1 million residents. It is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions covering an area of 4,775 square miles (12,367 sq. km). This Overview shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge connecting city’s central business district (bottom) with the North Shore residential area (top).

33°51'09.7"S, 151°12'38.3"E

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Tiki Island is a village in Galveston County, Texas, with a population of roughly 970 people. It is largely man made and was built in the 1960s, when developers dug canals and used the fill to elevate the land to between 4 and 10 feet about sea level. Street names on Tiki Island all follow a Polynesian theme, such as: Wahini Street, Lotus Drive, Coral Way and Coconut Street.

29°17'56.0"N, 94°54'52.0"W

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Check out these amazing shots of the Anak Krakatoa caldera before and after its collapse in December 2018. The first Overview from January 2019 shows rust-colored sulfuric leftovers from the eruption in the surrounding water and the second, taken November 2017, shows smoke and lava flowing out of the caldera about a year before it collapsed. Anak Krakatoa is located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, Indonesia.

6°06'01.9"S 105°25'26.9"E

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Svalbard Satellite Station, also known as SvalSat, is a satellite ground station near Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. Its position on the 78th parallel north makes it advantageous for communication with satellites in low polar orbits. SvalSat has 31 multi-mission and customer-dedicated antennas, serving clients like NASA, the European Space Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and others.

78°13'47.2"N, 15°24'28.0"E

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Shuangyu Island, also known as Double Fish Island, is a man-made island under construction in Xiamen Bay, Southeast China. Its design, which depicts a pair of dolphins circling each other, calls for roughly 8.8 billion gallons (33.3 billion liters) of reclaimed land to create. The island is slightly more than one mile (1.68 km) in diameter with about 7 miles (11.4 km) of coastline. When finished, it will house a high-end ecological resort.

24°22'28.7"N, 118°03'47.3"E

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Seuss Landing is one of eight “islands” inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida. It is based on the works of author Dr. Seuss and features attractions such as “The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride” and a “Green Eggs and Ham Cafe.” True to Seussian style, the theme park claims that no straight lines exist in its design — even palm trees left bent by Hurricane Andrew were re-planted at the park to advance this theme.

28°28'22.4"N, 81°28'12.0"W

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The Arles Amphitheatre is a Roman amphitheater located in the southern French town of Arles. Built in 90 AD, it is 446 feet (136 m) long and 358 feet (109 m) wide, has 120 arches, and could once seat more than 20,000 spectators. It was originally used to showcase chariot races and hand-to-hand combat competitions, and is still used today for bullfights, plays and concerts.

43°40'40.0"N, 4°37'52.0"E

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Evaporation ponds are seen at the Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah, USA. The mine produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt used widely by farmers in fertilizer. The salt is pumped to the surface from underground brines and dried in massive solar ponds that vibrantly extend across the landscape. As the water evaporates over the course of 300 days, the salts crystallize out. So why are you seeing such vibrant colors? The water is dyed with these vibrant colors to reduce the amount of time it takes for the potash to crystallize; darker water absorbs more sunlight so it gets hotter and the water evaporates quicker.  38°29'08.1"N, 109°41'04.6"W  Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

Evaporation ponds are seen at the Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah, USA. The mine produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt used widely by farmers in fertilizer. The salt is pumped to the surface from underground brines and dried in massive solar ponds that vibrantly extend across the landscape. As the water evaporates over the course of 300 days, the salts crystallize out. So why are you seeing such vibrant colors? The water is dyed with these vibrant colors to reduce the amount of time it takes for the potash to crystallize; darker water absorbs more sunlight so it gets hotter and the water evaporates quicker.

38°29'08.1"N, 109°41'04.6"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re spreading the love today with this Overview of Galešnjak - a naturally occurring heart-shaped island, located off the coast of Croatia.  43.978331°, 15.382505°  Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re spreading the love today with this Overview of Galešnjak - a naturally occurring heart-shaped island, located off the coast of Croatia.

43.978331°, 15.382505°

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe