With just hours left in 2018, we’re sharing one more of our favorite Overviews created this year. This amazing shot shows swirling waves offshore Perth, Australia. The beaches in Perth are world-famous for their beautiful white sand and clear blue water. A sincere thank you to everyone who shared an image, purchased a print or a copy of “Overview,” or simply followed along in 2018. Happy New Year!

31°57'04.5"S, 115°45'14.9"E

Source imagery: Nearmap


Here’s another fan favorite from 2018! Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous city in the United States, with a population of more than 1.5 million. The city played a pivotal role during the American Revolution, when it provided a setting for the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

39°57'10.0"N, 75°09'49.0"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Another 2018 favorite was this amazing Overview of the Nile River in Egypt. The Nile is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, flowing for 4,258 miles (6,853 km) over 11 countries in northeastern Africa. Civilizations since ancient times have depended on the waters of the Nile to flood and fertilize surrounding desert lands. Check back tomorrow for another popular Overview from 2018!

29°20'11.0”N, 31°13'28.8"E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


With just a few days left in 2018, we're looking back at some of the most popular Overviews we created this year, and this low-angle shot of Chicago, Illinois, was definitely a fan favorite! Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, with more than 2.7 million residents. This Overview shows the Chicago River flowing through the city center, dividing The Loop (left) and Near North Side (right) communities. Stay tuned for more great 2018 Overviews in the coming days!

41°50'13.0"N, 87°41'05.0"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Check out this Overview, which shows a maze of pipes and other equipment at an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Due to its position on the Port of Corpus Christi — the fifth largest U.S. port and deepest inshore port on the Gulf of Mexico — much of the city’s economy is driven by the oil and petrochemicals industry. An average of 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day were exported from this port during 2018.

27°50'00.4"N, 97°31'29.1"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


In this Overview, the San Juan River is shown meandering through southeastern Utah, not far from Goosenecks State Park. It is a major tributary of the Colorado River and provides drainage to the Four Corners region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The San Juan is one of the muddiest rivers in North America, carrying an average of 25 million U.S. tons of silt and sediment each year.

37°12'22.3"N, 109°59'44.1"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Merry Christmas! Check out this great drone capture above a Christmas tree farm in Whitehouse, Ohio. Of the more than 160 million Christmas trees growing in the United States in 2015, roughly 2 million were in Ohio. The biggest grower in the U.S. is Oregon, which had upwards of 50 million trees growing in 2015.

41°32'32.3"N, 83°48'51.6"W

Source imagery: Eric Ward (@littlecoal)


The Unisphere is a spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth, located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens. Commissioned as part of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the sculpture was dedicated to “man’s achievements on a shrinking globe in an expanding universe.” It is 140 feet (43 m) high and 120 feet (37 m) in diameter.

40°44'47.1"N, 73°50'41.4"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Guadalajara is the capital of and largest city in the Mexican state of Jalisco, with upwards of 5 million people living in its metropolitan area. It is also the second most densely populated municipality in Mexico, behind Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl. Guadalajara is a Mexican cultural hub, considered by many to be the home of mariachi music.

20°40'36.0"N, 103°20'51.0"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Sarychev Peak is located on Matua Island in the Kuril Islands of Russia. When the volcano erupted on June 11, 2009, the expulsion of debris caused significant interruption to air traffic between east Asia and North America. The eruption was also so great that astronauts aboard the International Space Station were able to photograph the plumes of ash and smoke rising from its cone, as the force of its shock waves dispersed all clouds covering the area.

48°05'26.9"N 153°11'59.0"E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Exactly 50 years ago today — on December 21, 1968 — NASA launched the Apollo 8 spacecraft, which sent the first humans out of low Earth orbit and around the moon. The three-astronaut crew took 68 hours (nearly three days) to reach the Moon, and on Christmas Eve, Astronaut Bill Anders pointed his customized Hasselbad 500 EL camera out the window and captured this amazing photograph, called "Earthrise". This photograph speaks to our mission here at Daily Overview; to give everyone a chance to appreciate our home in its entirety and reflect on its beauty and fragility all at once. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

Source imagery: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration


This Overview captures cargo ships and tankers moving through Tanjung Perak, the main port in Surabaya, Indonesia. Recent expansion and dredging here has deepened the waters to 16 meters (52.5 feet) and enabled a larger generation of containers ships to pass through safely. The facility’s principal exports are sugar, tobacco, and coffee.

7°11'02.4"S, 112°43'16.2"E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Tributaries of the Moose River snake across snowy terrain near Moosonee, a town in northern Ontario, Canada. This area is part of the Hudson Plains Ecozone, a sparsely populated subarctic region extending from the western coast of Quebec to the coast of Manitoba. The ecozone contains the largest continuous wetland in the world, including the Moose River’s 41,900-square-mile (108,500 sq. km) drainage basin.

51°04'26.3"N, 81°28'28.6"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


Check out this amazing capture above Nā Pali Coast State Park, located along the northwest side of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. "Nā Pali" means "many cliffs" in Hawaiian, and some such cliffs rise to roughly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the Pacific Ocean. This area is inaccessible by vehicle, but can be reached by hiking or helicopter, as well as from the ocean by kayak or paddleboard.

22°10'31.9"N, 159°38'37.0"W

Source imagery: Spencer Watson (@thebrownspy)


A herd of cows is ushered into a milking parlor on a dairy farm in Chino, California. For years, Chino was a center of dairy farming in Southern California, providing milk products to much of the southwestern United States. The industry peaked in the 1980s, when Chino and its surrounding areas had more than 400 dairies; today only a few remain.

33°59'22.6"N, 117°38'50.0"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Trees grow inside the hull of a sunken ship in the Angas Inlet, an arm of the Gulf St. Vincent in Adelaide, Southern Australia. In this inlet and others nearby can be found the remains of more than 30 iron and wooden ships abandoned up until 1945. They serve as canoeing attractions and bird roosts for upwards of 200 species of local and migratory birds.

34°48'44.5"S, 138°32'24.0"E

Source imagery: Nearmap


Agricultural fields line the shores of the Itaipu Reservoir — a body of water that forms the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The area’s tropical climate makes it an ideal place to grow sugarcane, coffee, tea, and cotton.

25°18'20.3"S, 54°25'12.6"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe