Residential housing

Killeen, Texas, USA

31.089666657°, -97.785475644°


The population of Killeen, Texas grew from 86,911 to more than 127,000 in the decade between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, making it one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Residential development in the town is captured here in today’s Overview.




Nahalal, Israel

32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E


The holiday of Passover commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt and their journey to the land of Israel. For today’s PassOverview, we've captured Nahalal, a moshav in northern Israel. A moshav is a type of cooperative agricultural community that is composed of individual farms and is governed by an elected council. Founded in 1921, Nahalal is one of the oldest moshavim in the country and its layout of concentric circles is the basis for the design of many such communities established in Israel before it became a state in 1948.



United States Capitol Building

Washington, D.C., United States

38°53′23.29″N 77°00′32.81″W


The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. is the seat the country’s Congress and the legislative branch of the federal government. The Capitol Dome, which is currently enclosed in scaffolding (until 2017), has undergone numerous expansions and restorations since it was first added to the building in 1855. The total weight of the dome is 14.1 million pounds.



Olympic Dam Mine

South Australia, Australia

30°26′40″S 136°52′00″E


Olympic Dam is a mining center in South Australia, located 550 km northwest of Adelaide. The facility contains the largest known deposit of uranium and the fourth largest deposit of copper in the world. Iron oxide, gold, and silver are also extracted from the site. For daily operations, the mine uses 35 million liters of water that is pumped from the underground supply of the Great Artesian Basin.



Ringvaart navigable aqueduct

Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands

52.215544400°, 4.626516700°


A navigable aqueduct, also known as a water bridge, carries the Ringvaart canal over the A4 Highway and HSL-Zuid railway line near Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. Built in 1961, it is the oldest structure of its kind in the country.



Cellino San Marco Solar Park

Cellino San Marco, Italy

40.455872375°, 17.880264669°


The Cellino San Marco Solar Park, located in Southern Italy, was completed with a construction cost of €203 million and consists of 600,000 solar modules.



Chicago Midway Airport

Chicago, Illinois, USA

41°47′10″N 87°45′09″W


Because Chicago Midway International Airport is surrounded by residential areas and other buildings, runways are shorter for landings and longer for takeoffs in order to provide proper obstacle clearance.



Phoenix at night

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

33°27′N 112°04′W


Wondering what Phoenix looks like right now? The city's metropolitan area is seen here, captured at night from the International Space Station. The city is laid out along a regular grid of blocks and avenues that are strikingly outlined by streetlights at night. This type of urban plan encourages growth of a city outwards along its borders by providing optimal access to new real estate.



Central Park

New York City, New York, USA

40°47′N 73°58′W


New York City’s Central Park spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan. Happy Friday from NYC!



Residential development

Ilford, London, England, United Kingdom

51.568352150°, 0.098070150°


Residential housing is built upon parallel streets in Ilford, a town in the northeast of London, England. With the expansion of the London Underground, the population of the town grew from 11,600 in 1926 to 184,700 in 1951.