Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.

The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time.

The people behind this beautiful project write: “The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising comfort of systematic organization on a massive scale, or the vibrant colors that we capture will hopefully turn your head.

Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

53.0066°N 7.1920°E. Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. The star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th-century state in 1960 and is currently used as an open-air museum.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

41°23′27″N 2°09′47″E

The city has been planned for a long time, divided into small blocks with the same design. Seen from above, the buildings look like boxes.

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA

This is not an airport, this is an airplane graveyard in the United States. All old military aircraft that have expired are gathered here up to thousands, tens of thousands of units. Engines have been disassembled, and when necessary they can be repaired and reintroduced into service.

32.170890°N 110.855184°W

Central Park, New York City, New York, USA

Central Park, New York City, New York, USA
Central Park, New York City, New York, USA

40°46’56”N; 73°57’55”W. Central Park in New York City spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan.

Great Wall of China, Northern China

Great Wall of China, Northern China
Great Wall of China, Northern China

40.67693°N 117.23193°E

Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

36.211001, -115.266914. The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes.

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California
New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California

39.42903°N 121.13010°W

Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA

Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA
Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA

31.079844, -97.80145. In 2013, there were 923,400 home construction projects in the United States.

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy

45°26′15″N 12°20′9″E

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain
Vineyards, Huelva, Spain

37°42′12″N 6°36′10″W. Vineyards swirl on the hills of Huelva, Spain. The climate there is ideal for grape growing with an average temperature of 64 degrees and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.

Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

Plasticulture Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain
Plasticulture Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

36.78234°N 2.74315°W. Plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. This is visible in the plains and valleys of Almeria, Spain where nearly 20,000 hectares are covered by these greenhouse structures.

Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.

Amazon Rainforest Deforestation, Para, Brazil

Amazon Rainforest Deforestation, Para, Brazil
Amazon Rainforest Deforestation, Para, Brazil

5°40′S 52°44′W. Clearcutting operations in the Amazon Rainforest of Para, Brazil branch out from one of the state’s central roads.

Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Newark, New Jersey, USA

40°40′54″N 74°09′02″W

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Boca Raton, Florida, USA

26°22′7″N 80°6′0″W

Venture Out RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona, USA

Venture Out RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona, USA
Venture Out RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona, USA

33.411791, -111.723591

Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

33°43′45″N 118°15′43″W

Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

40.398204°N 3.669059°W

Agricultural Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Agricultural Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Agricultural Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

9°1′48″N 38°44′24″E

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, Madrid, Spain

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, Madrid, Spain
Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, Madrid, Spain

40°25′10″N 3°38′26″W. Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery in Madrid, Spain is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. The number of gravesites – estimated at five million – is greater than the population of Madrid itself.

Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

25.783216°N 80.16052°W. Palm Island and Hibiscus Islands are two man-made islands located in Miami Beach, Florida. While the residential neighborhoods on the islands have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane.

Inman Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Inman Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Inman Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

33.800083, -84.451936. The Norfolk Southern Railway operates 21,300 miles of track in 22 states, primarily in the Southeastern US. Inman Yard in Atlanta, Georgia, pictured here, is one of the major railyards that houses a portion of the operation’s 3,648 locomotives and 79,082 freight cars.

Spaghetti Junction (A-3 and M-50), Madrid, Spain

Spaghetti Junction (A-3 and M-50), Madrid, Spain
Spaghetti Junction (A-3 and M-50), Madrid, Spain

40.360051, -3.564548. The A-3 and M-50 highways come together in an interwoven crossroads southeast of Madrid, Spain. This structure is commonly called a “spaghetti junction.”

Agricultural Development, Loxahatchee, Florida, USA

Agricultural Development, Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
Agricultural Development, Loxahatchee, Florida, USA

Terraced Rice Paddies, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China

Terraced Rice Paddies, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China
Terraced Rice Paddies, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China

23°09′32″N 102°44′41″E. For the past 1300 years, the Hani people of Yuanyang County, China have cultivated spectacular, terraced rice patties on mountainsides.

Clearcutting in the El Dorado National Forest, Georgetown, California, USA

Clearcutting in the El Dorado National Forest, Georgetown, California, USA
Clearcutting in the El Dorado National Forest, Georgetown, California, USA

38°45′01″N 120°20′00″W. 20 acre clearcutting tracts in the El Dorado National Forest.

Edson, Kansas, USA

Edson, Kansas, USA
Edson, Kansas, USA

39°20′14″N 101°32′26″W

Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

27°31′N 41°41′E. These circular patterns occur as crops are watered by overhead sprinklers, which are mounted to motor-driven, rotating towers that distribute water evenly throughout the fields.

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