Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport covers 4,700 acres (1,902 hectares) of land approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of central Atlanta, Georgia. It has 209 domestic and international gates and five parallel runways, which handle upwards of 900,000 flights per year. Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998 — it serviced 103 million travelers in 2017.

33°38'25.2"N, 84°26'06.5"W

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Loosdrecht is a town of roughly 8,600 inhabitants in the North Holland Province of the Netherlands. It is known for its lakes, the Loosdrechtse Plassen, which attract thousands of tourists each year. Surrounding these lakes are hundreds of peat polders — low-lying pieces of reclaimed land protected by dikes, around 4,000 of which exist in the Netherlands.

52°12'02.0"N, 5°06'54.8"E

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Canyon Lake is a city and gated community in southern California, with a population of slightly more than 11,000 people. Constructed as a master-planned community in 1968, it is one of just five gated cities in the state. In 2006, it was featured in “United Gates of America,” a BBC documentary that explored why people live in gated communities and what effects it has on them.

33°40'53.2"N, 117°15'01.4"W

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These Overviews show Palu, Indonesia, before and after it was hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and a roughly 30-foot-high (9 m) tsunami late last month. At first glance, we notice a considerable amount of sediment and debris from the storm has washed into Palu Bay, and as we zoom in, we see more detailed damage to the city’s infrastructure, including the Jembatan Palu IV Bridge. Palu was hardest hit by the disaster, but other areas on the island of Sulawesi were also affected. The death toll has risen well above 2,000 and more than 80,000 people have been left homeless or otherwise displaced, with miles of coastline destroyed.

0°53'42.0"S, 119°51'34.0"E

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A Qantas jet flies over Wakefield Street in Adelaide, South Australia, after taking off from Adelaide Airport. Adelaide is the fifth-largest city in Australia, and its airport is the country’s fifth-busiest. Between 2016 and 2017, it served roughly 8 million passengers and saw an 11% increase in international travelers.

34°55'41.2"S, 138°36'25.5"E

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Swanson Dock is an international shipping facility on the north bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. It and several other docks make up the Port of Melbourne, one of Australia’s largest ports for containerized and general cargo. Swanson Dock East has a berth length of 2,900 feet (884 m), six container cranes and 99 acres (40 hectares) of container storage, while Swanson Dock West has 3,097 feet (944 m) of wharves, seven cranes and 84 acres (34 hectares) of storage space.

37°48'45.9"S, 144°54'49.8"E

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Check out this Overview, which shows some interesting patterns of farmland in Logan County, Colorado. Much of the county's 1,845 square miles (4,780 sq. km) is used for farming, ranching or related activities, making it one of the most productive agricultural counties in the state. Shown in the bottom half of this image is the small town of Peetz, which has more wind turbines (300) than residents (238).

40°59'17.0"N, 103°07'41.2"W

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The Währing District in northwestern Vienna, Austria, is home to roughly 52,000 people and is captured in this Overview. It contains Türkenschanzpark, one of the largest parks in the city and the site of Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Our founder Benjamin Grant just arrived in Vienna to deliver a talk at this year’s Future Day Conference. We hope to see some of you there!

48°13'59.0"N, 16°18'53.0"E

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Two tractors spread material at an agricultural by-product storage and solar drying facility in Tracy, California. At this 40-acre facility, by-products such as grape pomace, almond hulls and peach pits are spread thin and aerated before being stockpiled and recycled. More than 50,000 tons of biofuel products are also stored at this location.

37°46'33.8"N, 121°25'52.0"W

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Willie Creek is a protected tidal estuary roughly 10.5 miles (17 km) north of Broome, Western Australia. The creek’s calm, nutrient-rich waters make it an ideal habitat for the Pinctada maxima oyster, which produces world-renowned pearls.

17°45'45.2"S, 122°14'14.2"E

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Cementerio de la Recoleta is a cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It contains the graves of many notable people, including: Eva “Evita” Perón, several Argentine presidents, the founder of the Argentine Navy, and a granddaughter of Napoleon. Recoleta Cemetery made it onto CNN’s 2013 list of the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world.

34°35'17.0"S, 58°23'35.0"W

Source imagery: Joseph Anderton


Check out this Overview of Pembrokeshire County, Wales, created by our founder Benjamin Grant. This area is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which includes a 186-mile walking trail called the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. In the north of the county are the Preseli Hills, a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoric sites and the probable source of bluestones used to construct the inner circle of Stonehenge in England.

51°50'42.0"N, 4°50'32.0"W

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Check out this breathtaking shot we found on @paradise, which shows the shoreline of Nusa Penida, an island located off the southeastern coast of Bali, Indonesia. Nusa Penida, along with the neighboring Lembongan and Ceningan islands, serves as an unofficial bird sanctuary for numbers of endangered Balinese and Indonesian bird species, most notably the Bali Starlin.

8°44'00.0"S, 115°32'00.0"E

Source imagery: Karl 'Shakur' Ndieli