4/26/2017 Sun City Sun City, Arizona, USA 33.624205, -112.285054 Sun City, Arizona, USA opened as a retirement community on January 1, 1960. That day, more than 100,000 people showed up to see the new development, resulting in a cover story in Time magazine. The community was built on the old ghost town of Marinette and covers 14.6 square miles. Today, Sun City has a population of roughly 37,000 people. Source imagery: NearMap

4/26/2017

Sun City

Sun City, Arizona, USA

33.624205, -112.285054

Sun City, Arizona, USA opened as a retirement community on January 1, 1960. That day, more than 100,000 people showed up to see the new development, resulting in a cover story in Time magazine. The community was built on the old ghost town of Marinette and covers 14.6 square miles. Today, Sun City has a population of roughly 37,000 people.

Source imagery: NearMap



3/25/2017 Paris Paris, France 48.852716, 2.344834 Paris is the most populated city in France, and the ninth most populated city in Europe, with 2.2 million inhabitants. Known as “The City of Light," the city served as a central hub for luminaries during in the Age of Enlightenment, and also as a literal center of light as one of the first European cities to use gas street lamps in the 1860’s. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

3/25/2017

Paris

Paris, France

48.852716, 2.344834

Paris is the most populated city in France, and the ninth most populated city in Europe, with 2.2 million inhabitants. Known as “The City of Light," the city served as a central hub for luminaries during in the Age of Enlightenment, and also as a literal center of light as one of the first European cities to use gas street lamps in the 1860’s.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


3/24/2017 Greenland Kujalleq Municipality, Greenland 60.997566, -45.010719 A frozen river is seen here in Kujalleq Municipality, Greenland. At 12,355 square miles, Kujalleq is the smallest district in Greenland by area. The coat of arms for Kujalleq is a rams head, symbolizing one of the areas most important economical assets which is sheep farming. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

3/24/2017

Greenland

Kujalleq Municipality, Greenland

60.997566, -45.010719

A frozen river is seen here in Kujalleq Municipality, Greenland. At 12,355 square miles, Kujalleq is the smallest district in Greenland by area. The coat of arms for Kujalleq is a rams head, symbolizing one of the areas most important economical assets which is sheep farming.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


5/3/2017 The Cuajone Mine, Peru  Peruvian Andes, Peru -17.060772, -70.729159 The Cuajone Mine is located near the district of Torata, in the southern range of the Peruvian Andes. The mine is best known for its copper deposits, but it other materials such as silver, zinc, and molybdenum have been extracted there as well. Operations began in 1970, and by 2009 accounted for 16% of the country's copper production. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

5/3/2017

The Cuajone Mine, Peru

 Peruvian Andes, Peru

-17.060772, -70.729159

The Cuajone Mine is located near the district of Torata, in the southern range of the Peruvian Andes. The mine is best known for its copper deposits, but it other materials such as silver, zinc, and molybdenum have been extracted there as well. Operations began in 1970, and by 2009 accounted for 16% of the country's copper production.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


 

3/20/2017

Princess Juliana International Airport

Saint Martin

18.040823°, -63.109948°

 

Princess Juliana International Airport is the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The airport is well-known for the approach to Runway 10, seen at the bottom of this Overview. Here arriving aircraft must have a 3° glide slope, flying at a shockingly low altitude over people relaxing on Maho Beach, to land safely.


 

3/17/2017

Woodford Bay

New South Wales, Australia

-33.8298731,151.1739571

 

Sailboats are moored in Woodford Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Thousands of boats like the ones seen here are stationed in the channels and around the islands in the greater Sydney area. Wherever you are in the world, we hope you have a peaceful, fantastic weekend!


  3/15/2015 Danakil Depression Afar, Ethiopia 14.2402588,40.298674   The Danakil Depression is located in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. It lies on the junction of three tectonic plates and is the hottest region on Earth in terms of year-round temperatures. The Dallol crater, seen here, was formed by the intrusion of basaltic magma into salt deposits and subsequent hydrothermal activity. Any microorganisms living here would be categorized as 'extremophilic microbes' and are of major interest to the scientists studying the area to better understand how life might occur on other planets.

 

3/15/2015

Danakil Depression

Afar, Ethiopia

14.2402588,40.298674

 

The Danakil Depression is located in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. It lies on the junction of three tectonic plates and is the hottest region on Earth in terms of year-round temperatures. The Dallol crater, seen here, was formed by the intrusion of basaltic magma into salt deposits and subsequent hydrothermal activity. Any microorganisms living here would be categorized as 'extremophilic microbes' and are of major interest to the scientists studying the area to better understand how life might occur on other planets.


 

As many of you know, our project was inspired by the Overview Effect — the feeling of awe, wonder, and perspective that astronauts experience when seeing the whole Earth from outer space. Accordingly, we are always looking for new and stunning views of the planet. This shot was captured just recently by the Elektro-L No.1 Russian weather satellite in a 121-megapixel image, making it the highest-resolution single photograph ever taken of Earth.


 

3/13/2017

Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

53.551527,9.9858394


Situated on the River Elbe, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and eighth largest in the European Union. The city center, seen here, is situated around the Binnenalster, one of two artificial lakes built within its limits. Hamburg also contains the second largest port in Europe, which ships roughly 134 million tons of goods every year.
 


 

Check out this incredible drone capture of a roadway interchange outside of Sagamihara, Japan. Nestled within the mountains, you’ll notice the junction is particularly fascinating as it connects not just normal roads, but tunnels.

35.636875, 139.25271

Drone photo by Rob Antill and Ben Steensls


 

3/10/2017

Great Pyramids of Giza

Giza, Egypt

29.979234, 31.134201

 

The Great Pyramids of Giza are located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Dating back to 2580 BC, the Great Pyramid, the largest structure at the site, is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world and the only one to remain largely intact. With an estimated 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing from 2 to 30 tons each, the 481 foot pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.


 

3/8/2017

Hyundai Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

32.281981°N 86.328442°W

 

Cars are parked next to the Hyundai production facility in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. The plant has a capacity of 300,000 automobiles and also contains the production facility for their engines. In 2015, 17.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in the United States, raising the total number of registered vehicles in the country to roughly 253 million.

Source imagery: Nearmap


4/8/2017 Chicama Chicama, Peru -8.005710, -79.188262 Waves roll in to Chicama, Peru. The area is well-known for having one of the longest surfs in the world, especially at “The Point”, a spot where you can allegedly surf a single wave for up to over 2 km if conditions are right.  Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/8/2017

Chicama

Chicama, Peru

-8.005710, -79.188262

Waves roll in to Chicama, Peru. The area is well-known for having one of the longest surfs in the world, especially at “The Point”, a spot where you can allegedly surf a single wave for up to over 2 km if conditions are right. 

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe