5/4/2015

Agriculture and irrigation canals

Meridian, California, USA

38.925232927°, -121.714576895°

 

Agricultural development in Meridian, California is partitioned by irrigation canals that originate at the Sacramento River. On average, 9.6 million acres of cropland across the state are irrigated with 11 trillion gallons of water every year. As of 2014, farmers in California cultivated approximately half of the United State’s fruits, vegetables, and nuts.



 

5/3/2015

La Plata

Buenos, Aires, Argentina

34°55′16″S 57°57′16″W

 

The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.”


 

5/2/2015

Desert Sunlight Solar Farm

Desert Center, California, USA

33°49′30″N 115°23′30″W

 

The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is a photovoltaic power station located in the Mojave Desert of California. Covering 6.2 square miles (16 square kilometers) with 8.8 million cadmium telluride solar modules, it is tied for the world’s largest photovoltaic solar power farm.


 

5/1/2015

Brasilia Urban Plan

Brasilia, Brazil

15°47′38″S 47°52′58″W

 

Today we’ve added seven new pieces to our Printshop, including this Overview of the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design - resembling an airplane from above - was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center. To see what else we’ve added to the Printshop, click the link above.


 

4/30/2015

Jeongwang-dong

Ansan, South Korea

37.336147372°, 126.718586767°

 

Jeongwang-dong is an industrial sector in the city of Ansan, South Korea. The Korean government intensively drove a plan to develop the modern city, particularly in this area, with an emphasis on manufacturing. The striking blue color that you see here results from the use of aluminum roofing, which is used for its low cost and longevity.


 

4/29/2015

Calbuco Volcano eruption

Ensenada, Chile

-41.222173065°, -72.567814080°

 

The Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile is spewing ash again today, following two massive eruptions last week. Chilean authorities stated that the initial eruptions released approximately 210 million cubic meters of ash into the air. Striking infrared satellite images taken in recent days show the town of Ensenada, located at the based on the volcano, covered in a thick layer of gray dust.


 

4/28/2015

Makoko

Lagos, Nigeria

6°29′44″N 3°23′39″E

 

Makoko is a floating village in Lagos, Nigeria. Residents, approximately 85,000 in total, use wooden canoes to navigate the narrow canals and move about the neighborhood. In recent years, there has been great dispute over this area as the government has attempted to demolish homes to allow for the construction of more valuable, waterfront real estate.


 

4/27/2015

Outdoor shelters in Tara Goan Park

Kathmandu, Nepal

27.720216000°, 85.352543000°

 

As many of you know, a powerful earthquake struck the country of Nepal this past Saturday. Due to tremendous damage and fear of aftershocks, many people have moved to open spaces outdoors. Satellite images taken in recent days over the city of Kathmandu show a number of these shelters appearing across the city - like the ones seen in this Overview of Tara Goan Park. To donate to Red Cross relief efforts, click here. Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal during this difficult time.


 

4/26/2015

Milan-Malpensa Airport

Ferno, Italy

45°37′48″N 008°43′23″E

 

Milan-Malpensa Airport handles more than 18.8 million passengers and 435,000 tons of cargo every year.


 

4/25/2015

Residential house

Ankara, Turkey

39.987497075°, 32.850163076°

 

Ankara, Turkey is home to more than five million residents and serves as the county's capital. Residential housing in the northern section of the city is visible here.