3/29/2016

Pivot Irrigation Fields

Copeland, Kansas, USA

37.631919632°, -100.706841568°

 

Pivot irrigation fields cover the landscape north of Copeland, Kansas, USA. Powered by electric motors, lines of sprinklers rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.


 

3/28/2016

Cape Cod

Massachusetts, USA

42.058°N 70.179°W

 

Cape Cod is a hook-shaped peninsula in southeastern Massachusetts, USA that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. The 15 towns on the cape are a popular summer destination with quaint villages, seafood shacks, lighthouses, and many beaches. The three towns at the northernmost tip of the cape -  Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown - are visible in this Overview.


 

Easter Sunday

St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican City

41.902170°, 12.451742°

 

St. Peter’s Basilica - captured on Easter Sunday last year with a crowd of 150,000 worshippers - is located within Vatican City in Rome, Italy. The church regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites and one of the greatest architectural feats in all of Christendom. Construction of the church began in 1506 and was completed in 1626. Happy Easter from Daily Overview!


 

3/26/2016

London

London, England, UK

51°30′26″N 0°7′39″W

 

London, England is the capital and most populous city of Great Britain. Situated on the River Thames, London is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and is recognized for having a diverse range of peoples and cultures. More than 300 languages are spoken within the Greater London area.


  The skyscrapers of Dubai cast long shadows over the landscape. The city, located in the United Arab Emirates, has completed more skyscrapers higher than 2/3 km, 1/3 km, or ¼ km than any other city on the planet. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet), is visible to the left of the light blue pool in the upper left of this Overview. 25°11′49.7″N 55°16′26.8″E

 

The skyscrapers of Dubai cast long shadows over the landscape. The city, located in the United Arab Emirates, has completed more skyscrapers higher than 2/3 km, 1/3 km, or ¼ km than any other city on the planet. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet), is visible to the left of the light blue pool in the upper left of this Overview.

25°11′49.7″N 55°16′26.8″E


 

3/24/2016

Port of Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington, USA

47°15′37″N 122°24′30″W

 

 

The Port of Tacoma in Washington, USA is the ninth busiest port in the United States by container volume. The facility is located next to the mouth of the Puyallup River where it empties into Commencement Bay. Because the river originates in the glaciers on Mount Rainier, large amounts of sediment are frequently carried in its waters and are also responsible for the cloudy patterns you see in this Overview.

 


 

3/23/2016

Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

50.8554567, 4.377279

 

Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium following yesterday’s horrific attacks in Brussels. The city is home to 1.2 million residents and serves as the country’s capital. 

"This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” - Dwight Eisenhower


 

3/20/2016

Port Vineyards

Douro Valley, Portugal

41.167121280°, -7.773068522°

 

Terraced hillsides are seen in the Douro Valley of northern Portugal. The steep slopes are covered with of grape vines that rise from the Douro River below. The region is recognized as the home of port wine - a sweet, red wine that is often served with dessert.


 

3/19/2016

Olive trees

Córdoba, Spain

37.263212022°, -4.552271206°

 

This Overview captures olive tree plantations on the hills of Córdoba, Spain. Approximately 90% of all harvested olives are turned in to oil, while the other 10% are eaten as table olives.

 


 

3/18/2016

Carrara marble

Carrara, Italy

44.1009886, 10.131797

 

Marble quarriers are visible in Carrara, Italy. The blue-grey marble that is extracted here is widely used in sculpture like Michelangelo’s David and in building decor like The Pantheon. With more than 650 active or abandoned quarry sites, more marble has been extracted here than any other place on earth.