This Overview captures the Banks Peninsula on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The landmass spans an area of approximately 1,150 square kilometres (440 sq mi) and encompasses two large harbours with many smaller bays and coves throughout. Geologically, the peninsula is made up of the eroded remnants of two large shield volcanoes that formed between 8 and 11 million years ago.

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Source imagery: Axelspace


 

To celebrate Presidents Day in the United States, here is the Washington Monument - an obelisk located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Standing 555 feet 5 1/8 inches (169.294 m) tall, the structure was built to commemorate George Washington, the first President of the United States. The structure was completed in 1885; is made out of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss; and is recognized as the world's tallest stone structure.

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Source imagery: Nearmap


 

Check out Central Park captured from helicopter by our founder Benjamin Grant. Located in the middle of Manhattan in New York City, the park spans 843 acres - or 6% of the borough. One of the most influential innovations in the park's design was its "separate circulation" systems for pedestrians, horseback riders, and automobiles. This concealed "crosstown" commercial traffic in sunken roadways, and densely planted shrub belts in order to maintain a rustic ambiance.


 

A residential community is seen here in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. Because 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, there are a number of intricate designs such as this one that are visible from the Overview perspective.

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  The Jwaneng Diamond Mine in Botswana is the richest diamond mine in the world, with an annual output of approximately 15.6 million carats. Mine richness takes into account the rate of diamond extraction combined with the quality of the diamonds that are mined (sale price per weight). To extract the diamonds, the facility produces 9.3 million tonnes of ore and an additional 37 million tonnes of waste rock per year. –24.523050°, 24.699750°

 

The Jwaneng Diamond Mine in Botswana is the richest diamond mine in the world, with an annual output of approximately 15.6 million carats. Mine richness takes into account the rate of diamond extraction combined with the quality of the diamonds that are mined (sale price per weight). To extract the diamonds, the facility produces 9.3 million tonnes of ore and an additional 37 million tonnes of waste rock per year.

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Waves of the Pacific Ocean roll into the city of Antofagasta, situated on the coast of Chile. Because this area is situated in the Atacama Desert - the driest region in the world - it has incredibly sparse vegetation. In total, Antofagasta is home to roughly 400,000 residents and is the third largest city in the county.

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Millions of fans flooded the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday to attend the Super Bowl parade for the Eagles’ championship victory. Official estimates suggest more than two million fans were in attendance, including a massive collection of people seen here in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Mount Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont, is an active stratovolcano on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. A change in vegetation is sharply delineated between the protected national forest that encircles the volcano and the surrounding land comprised of intensively-farmed dairy pastures.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona, USA is a planned community with a population of approximately 14,000 residents, most of whom are senior citizens. According to US census data, only 0.1% of the community’s 6,683 households are home to children under the age of 18.

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Pembrokeshire is a county in the south west of Wales. The area is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which includes a 186-mile walking trail known as 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 the bluestones that were used in the construction of the inner circle of Stonehenge in England.

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Check out this remarkable view of downtown New York City captured by the DigitalGlobe Worldview-3 satellite at an extremely low-angle. We’re pumped to announce that we just added this shot to our Printshop along with four others. You can check out what we added here:

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This particular shot is made possible due to the focal length of the camera in this satellite that is roughly 32 times longer than that of a standard DSLR camera. Within the full expansive Overview, many of the city's landmarks are clearly visible, including the Statue of Liberty, both JFK and LaGuardia airports, the skyscrapers of Midtown, Central Park, and the George Washington Bridge.


  The city of Lyon is the third largest city in France and is situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A section of the city, split by the Rhône, is seen in this Overview. Lyon is often recognized as the birthplace of cinema - pioneered by the Lumière brothers here in 1895 - as well as a major culinary center. 45.7626909, 4.8390297

 

The city of Lyon is the third largest city in France and is situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A section of the city, split by the Rhône, is seen in this Overview. Lyon is often recognized as the birthplace of cinema - pioneered by the Lumière brothers here in 1895 - as well as a major culinary center.

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Los Caracoles Pass, or The Snails Pass, is a twisting mountain road located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina. The path climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks.

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Het Loo Palace is located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. “The Great Garden,” situated behind the residence, follows the general Baroque landscape design formula: perfect symmetry, axial layout with radiating gravel walks, parterres with fountains, basins, and statues.

 

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Cape Town - the second largest city in South Africa - is on the brink of ‘Day Zero’ of a water crisis. The current projection suggests all taps in the city will be turned off on April 12th. Once this occurs, residents will have to travel to ~ 200 municipal water points in the city where they can collect water (limited to 6.6 gallons per person a day). The water problem has been building for years due to a growing population and mismanagement of water resources. On top of this, an unprecedented three year drought has drained the city of it's reserves.

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Guadalajara is the second most populous city in Mexico with a population of nearly 1.5 million. It is also one of the country’s cultural centers, considered by many to be the home of mariachi music.

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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.

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Check out this incredible drone shot of two kayakers making their way down the Little White Salmon River in Washington, USA. This 19 mile tributary of the Columbia River has become a popular kayaking destination, with extended stretches of Class V (extremely difficult) rapids.

 

Captured by Karim Iliya


 

Check out this Overview of Cognac, France that we made for our friends Brenne Whisky! Since the 1920's their farm has been growing organic heirloom barley in this region and has used a method known as crop rotation — a tactic where different crops are grown in the same area over multiple seasons. This sustainable harvesting practice reduces soil erosion and increases crops yields.

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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States - honoring the Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. This overview captures the Lincoln Memorial during King’s famous “I Have A Dream Speech” in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. In front of more than 250,000 civil rights supporters, King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred.

 

Photo credit: Life


 

The Port of Hamburg - known as Germany’s “Gateway to the World” - is located on the Elbe River in Hamburg. On an average day, the facility is accessed by 28 ships, 200 freight trains, and 5,000 trucks. In total, the port moves 132.3 million tonnes of cargo each year - that’s roughly 1/3 of the mass of all living human beings.

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