Eye-Opening Satellite Photos

Venture Out RV Resort
Mesa, Arizona

One of the many phenomena astronauts experience is the Overview Effect, which is a term for the major change in their perspective that occurs after they view Earth from space. This new cognitive awareness is the inspiration for project Daily Overview. From their website, Daily Overview describes its mission:

"From our line of sight on the earth's surface, it’s impossible to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet. We believe that beholding these forces as they shape our Earth is necessary to make progress in understanding who we are as a species, and what is needed to sustain a safe and healthy planet.

As a result, the Overviews (what we call these images) focus on the places and moments where human activity—for better or for worse—has shaped the landscape. Each Overview starts with a thought experiment. We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet and then conduct the necessary research to identify locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) to convey that idea."

This ambitious project features one image per day. See more of Daily Overview's captivating collection of images at their website. Via Twisted Sifter.

Images Credit: Daily Overview. 

  Central Park
  New York City, New York

   Agricultural Development
   Loxahatchee, Florida 

 Spaghetti Junction
 Madrid, Spain  

   Port of Los Angeles
   Los Angeles, California

   Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station
   Homestead, Florida

   Gibraltar International Airport

  Amazon Rainforest deforestation
  Para, Brazil

Huelva, Spain 

   Vacant Mobile Homes Intended for Hurricane Katrina Victims
   Hope, Arkansas

View more fun pics over at our NeatoPicto Blog

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Eye-Opening Satellite Photos"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More