5/25/2016

Port of Santander

Santander, Spain

43.436717, -3.827247

 

A massive parking lot covers the landscape at the car terminal of the Port of Santander in the Cantabria region of Spain. Recent statistics show that Spain produces roughly 2.4 million cars per year, making it the 9th largest automobile manufacturer in the world and the 2nd largest in Europe after Germany.


 

5/23/2016

Island Walk

Naples, Florida, USA

26.251572, -81.716629

 

The Island Walk neighborhood in Naples, Florida, USA is home to approximately 3,305 people. Because many cities in the state of Florida contain master-planned communities, often built on top of waterways in the latter half of the twentieth century, there are a number of intricate designs such as this one that are visible from the Overview perspective.


  5/19/2016 Port Vauban Antibes, France 43°35′12″N 7°7′37″E   Massive yachts are docked in the stunning blue water of Port Vauban, a harbor located in Antibes on the French Riviera. The facility is the largest marina on the Mediterranean Sea in terms of total tonnage of the boats that are moored here.

 

5/19/2016

Port Vauban

Antibes, France

43°35′12″N 7°7′37″E

 

Massive yachts are docked in the stunning blue water of Port Vauban, a harbor located in Antibes on the French Riviera. The facility is the largest marina on the Mediterranean Sea in terms of total tonnage of the boats that are moored here.


  5/18/2016 Prati Rome, Italy 41.9111647, 12.460427   Prati is a neighborhood located in center of Rome, Italy. The area borders the Vatican and contains the Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most famous shopping streets in the entire city.

 

5/18/2016

Prati

Rome, Italy

41.9111647, 12.460427

 

Prati is a neighborhood located in center of Rome, Italy. The area borders the Vatican and contains the Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most famous shopping streets in the entire city.


5/17/2016 Everglades National Park Florida, USA 25°19′0″N 80°56′0″W   Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States east of the Mississippi River, covering more than 1.5 million acres. The park was established in 1934 to protect the area’s fragile ecosystem and is home to 36 threatened or protected species including the American crocodile and West Indian manatee.

5/17/2016

Everglades National Park

Florida, USA

25°19′0″N 80°56′0″W

 

Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States east of the Mississippi River, covering more than 1.5 million acres. The park was established in 1934 to protect the area’s fragile ecosystem and is home to 36 threatened or protected species including the American crocodile and West Indian manatee.


 

5/15/2016

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco, California, USA

37°37′08″N 122°22′30″W

 

Tonight I’ll be flying to Chicago out of San Francisco International Airport. The facility is the twenty-first busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, accommodating more than 50 million passengers every year.



5/8/2016

Port of Seattle

Seattle, Washington, USA

47°36′50″N 122°21′15″W

 

Today, en route to Portland, I’ll be passing through Seattle, Washington. The shipping containers at the city’s seaport are seen in this Overview. The facility handles more than two million containers (TEUs) each year, making it the 14th largest port in North America and the 57th largest in the world.

 


As many of you may have seen in the news, the town of Fort McMurray, Canada has been devastated by forest fires in the past few days. Because of very low amounts of precipitation over the winter, hot and dry conditions in the spring, and high winds fueling the fire beyond what firefighters could possibly control, the flames spread quickly. The growth of the fire has also created additional winds that have spread hot sparks, ashes, and debris - causing the fire to spread to new areas. Our thoughts are with the people of Fort McMurray during this difficult time.

56.7435891, -111.3084026

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite on May 5th with infrared coloration to increase clarity of the smoke and flames of the fire.

 


 

5/2/2016

Ladd's Addition

Portland, Oregon, USA

45°30′31″N 122°38′58″W

 

In one week I’ll be traveling to the wonderful city of Portland, Oregon!

This Overview shows Ladd’s Addition - Portland's oldest planned residential development. The neighborhood is recognizable with its diagonal street streets that are lined with American elm trees. Inspired by the L'Enfant Plan in Washington, D.C., the area is laid out in a "wagon wheel" arrangement that contains four diamond-shaped rose gardens and a traffic circle surrounding a central park.



 

5/1/2016

La Plata

Buenos Aires, Argentina

34°55′16″S 57°57′16″W

 

The planned city of La Plata – the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina – is characterized by its strict, square grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals in the categories ‘City of the Future’ and ‘Better Performance Built’.

 


 

4/27/2016

Letlhakane Diamond Mine

Botswana

21°31′13″S 25°41′20″E

 

The Letlhakane Diamond Mine is located in Botswana roughly 190 kilometers (120 mi) west of the city of Francistown. The open pit mine produces 3.6 million tons of ore and an additional 15 million tons of waste rock each year. Diamond mines in Botswana are often considered to be the richest in the world, a figure that takes into account the rate of diamond extraction combined with the quality of the diamonds that are mined (sale price per weight).