Tulip fields

Lisse, Netherlands

52.276355786°, 4.557080790°


Here’s our final favorite Overview from 2015 - tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands. I hope everyone has a beautiful and colorful New Year. See you in 2016!



Arc de Triomphe

Paris, France

48.8738°N 2.2950°E


We're coming to the end of our favorite Overviews from 2015. The Arc de Triomphe is located at the center of twelve radiating avenues in Paris, France. Because of numerous delays such as the abdication of Napoleon, construction of the arch took nearly 30 years to complete.




Almeria, Spain

36.715441373°, -2.721484966°


Here’s another favorite Overview from 2015. Greenhouses - also known as plasticulture - cover approximately 20,000 hectares of land (more than 75 square miles) in Almeria, Spain. The use of plastic covering is designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows roughly eight square miles.



Plaza Del Ejecutivo

Mexico City, Mexico

19.420511533°, -99.088087122°


Here’s another favorite Overview from 2015. Radiating streets surround the Plaza Del Ejecutivo in the Venustiano Carranza district of Mexico City, Mexico.



Forbidden City

Beijing, China

39°54′53″N 116°23′26″E


Here’s another favorite Overview from 2015. The Forbidden City in Beijing, China was built from 1406 until 1420 by more than one million workers. The palace complex, which contains 9,999 rooms, is surrounded by walls and a moat that are 26 feet high and 171 feet wide, respectively.



Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Tucson, Arizona, USA

32°09′59″N 110°52′59″W


The largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world is located at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. The facility - run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group - contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircraft.



St. Peter's Basilicia

Vatican City

41°54′08″N 12°27′12″E


Merry Christmas from Daily Overview! St. Peter’s Basilica, located within Vatican City, is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites and one of the greatest churches in all of Christendom.



Rio Madre De Dios


-11.8577755, -71.4274598


The Rio Madre De Dios swirls in the rainforests of Peru. Oxbow lakes - the U-shaped branches coming off the main river - form when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free standing body of water.




TAPO Bus Terminal

Mexico City, Mexico

19°25′48.04″N 99°6′44.28″W


To continue my selection of favorite Overviews from 2015, I’m excited to repost this one of the Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente - a major bus terminal in Mexico City, Mexico. Commonly known as TAPO, the dome-covered structure accommodates more than 10,000 passengers per day traveling to fourteen states throughout the country.



Medina Quarter

Marrakesh, Morocco

31.633080724°, -7.986173343°


In advance of the new year, this week I will be sharing some of my favorite Overviews from 2015. To start, here is the medina quarter in Marrakesh, Morocco that was posted on June 18th. The district is characterized by its winding, maze-like streets and is generally free from car traffic because the intricately connected honeycomb of alleyways narrows to less than a meter wide (~ 3 feet) at certain spots.




Betsiboka River Delta, Madagascar

15°48′55″S 46°16′13″E


Dramatic evidence of the catastrophic erosion in northwestern Madagascar is seen at the rapidly expanding Betsiboka River Delta. Deforestation of the country’s central highlands for cultivation and pastureland has resulted in the most significant erosion recorded anywhere in the world (approximately 112 tons/acre), which transforms the river to this vivid orange color.




Espel, Netherlands

52°43′27″N 5°38′39″E


The village of Espel - located in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands - is home to 774 inhabitants. The farms in the region specialize in the growth of flower bulbs.


NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured this amazing Overview of Earth while orbiting around the moon. This individual image was composed from a series of shots taken on October 12 when the LRO was about 83 miles (134 kilometers) above the moon and traveling faster than 3,580 miles per hour (over 1,600 meters per second) relative to the lunar surface below. Image courtesy of NASA.



San Alfonso del Mar

Algarrobo, Chile

33°21′S 71°39.2′W


The swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. The pool is more than one thousand meters long (3,323 ft) and contains approximately 250 million liters (66 million gallons) of water! The resort pays $4 million dollars each year to maintain the pool.


Two years ago I launched Daily Overview with the goal of changing the way we see our planet. The success of the project has far surpassed all of my grandest ambitions when I stayed up until 4 AM that first night building our website. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, to thank everyone who has liked, shared, and taken the time to read the posts each day. I have lots of exciting plans for year three and hope you will continue to follow along!

To celebrate this anniversary, I'm resharing this Overview of the Port Newark Container Terminal - one of the first Overviews I ever captured and one that truly helped me see the potential of this project.

Sincerely, Ben