Check out this Overview of Burning Man – a week-long, annual event that kicks off this Sunday in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Drawing more than 65,000 participants each year, the event is described as an experiment in community, art, self-expression, and radical self-reliance. The temporary residence of the campers is arranged in a series of concentric streets with the “Man Sculpture” and his supporting complex at the center.

40°47′13″N, 119°12′16″W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


The Island Walk neighborhood in Naples, Florida, is home to slightly more than 3,000 people. Since 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 — a number of intricate designs like this one are visible from the Overview perspective.

26°15'05.0"N, 81°42'36.9"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Freight train cars, casting long shadows, are seen in at Inman Yard in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The facility is operated by Norfolk Southern and serves as one of the major freight hubs on its network that extends for more than 36,000 miles in the United States.

33°47'44.7"N, 84°26'40.5"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


Last month, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this amazing Overview of a swirling green phytoplankton bloom in the Baltic Sea. Blooms like this spread across the northern basins of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans every summer, often spanning hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles. Scientists believe these blooms to be cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae — an ancient marine bacteria that captures and stores solar energy through photosynthesis.

59°31'40.0"N, 23°21'23.0"E

Source imagery: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Check out this week’s “Drone Sunday” post from From Where I Drone, which gives us an amazing view of Old Harry Rocks, a unique formation of chalk cliffs on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England. These rocks were formed approximately 66 million years ago, and have been gradually eroded over centuries, leaving behind standalone columns in some places. Be sure to follow From Where I Drone for more incredible drone photos!

50°38'32.3"N, 1°55'25.0"W

Source imagery: Paul Watson Photography


    Thousands of vehicles are stored at a salvage yard in Rapid City, South Dakota, where they will be scrapped for usable parts and recycled back into raw materials. In the U.S. alone, between 12 and 15 million vehicles reach the end of their lives every year, making them the most-recycled consumer product in the nation. Currently, about 75% of all vehicle materials can be salvaged and recycled.  44.109263, -103.184094  Source imagery:  Nearmap

 

Thousands of vehicles are stored at a salvage yard in Rapid City, South Dakota, where they will be scrapped for usable parts and recycled back into raw materials. In the U.S. alone, between 12 and 15 million vehicles reach the end of their lives every year, making them the most-recycled consumer product in the nation. Currently, about 75% of all vehicle materials can be salvaged and recycled.

44.109263, -103.184094

Source imagery: Nearmap


Citrus trees create fingerprint-like patterns on the landscape in Isla Cristina, Spain. The climate in this region is ideal for citrus growth, with an average temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18°C) and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.

37°14'28.1"N, 7°17'40.1"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


A biosolid storage area is seen at the Western Treatment Plant in Cocoroc, Australia. This facility treats half of the sewage produced in the nearby city of Melbourne and is nearly 26,000 acres in size — roughly equal to the total area of Disney World. Biosolids, which are the solid organic materials leftover from the sewage treatment process, are often recycled to be used in forestry, farming, energy production or other soil products.

37°58'37.2"S, 144°34'54.7"E

Source imagery: Nearmap


The Sydney Opera House hosts more than 1,500 shows each year in its various performance halls, drawing a total attendance of approximately 1.2 million people. While the building’s famous “shell” design appears uniformly white from a distance, it actually features a subtle chevron pattern composed of tiles in two colors: glossy white and matte cream.

33°51′31.2″S, 151°12′50.5″E

Source imagery: Nearmap


Sun City, Arizona, is a retirement community and census-designated place located within the Phoenix metropolitan area. It has a population of roughly 38,000 and an adjoining sister city — Sun City West — which houses an additional 25,000 residents. When Sun City opened on January 1, 1960, it attracted a crowd of more than 100,000 onlookers and the "futuristic development" was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

33°37'05.9"N 112°16'51.3"W

Source imagery: Nearmap


The Port of Rotterdam — one of the first Overviews ever published on Daily Overview. Today marks our 1500th post on Instagram! I started this project because I believed the Overview perspective not only offered a means to look at our planet like never before, but was also something that could bring people together. To see where the project is now, nearly four years and 1500 posts later, has exceeded all of my wildest expectations. A sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has shared the images, purchased a copy of “Overview,” or simply followed along. Here’s to the next 1500 posts! -- Benjamin Grant

51°53'06.0"N, 4°17'12.1"E

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe



This week’s “Drone Sunday” post from From Where I Drone gives us an incredible view of Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France. Over the past 600 years, the island has functioned as a prominent monastery (accessible to pilgrims only during low tide), a French military fortification, and a prison. Follow From Where I Drone for more incredible drone photos!

48°38'09.6"N, 1°30'41.0"W

Source imagery: @secretagent_wesanderson


    Reserva Provincial La Payunia, also known as Payún or Payén, is a nature preserve located in the southern part of Argentina's Mendoza Province. Spanning 1,737 square miles (4,500 sq. km), it is home to more than 70 animal species and a number of volcanic cones. Ash from these volcanoes forms a black terrain known as Pampas Negras, which can be seen spreading its way across this Overview.   36°25'12.0"S, 69°12'00.0"W  Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

 

Reserva Provincial La Payunia, also known as Payún or Payén, is a nature preserve located in the southern part of Argentina's Mendoza Province. Spanning 1,737 square miles (4,500 sq. km), it is home to more than 70 animal species and a number of volcanic cones. Ash from these volcanoes forms a black terrain known as Pampas Negras, which can be seen spreading its way across this Overview. 

36°25'12.0"S, 69°12'00.0"W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe