Daily Overview: Captivating Satellite Images of Earth

published in: Photography By Yatzer, 28 April 2014

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Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

''Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.'' Plato

Earlier this year we presented the aerial photography of Zack Seckler, who transformed the wild landscapes of Botswana’s national parks into nearly abstract works of art. In a similar way, but from a significantly higher point of view, a new online initiative presents satellite images of our planet, which just like Seckler’s work possess the aesthetic of abstract visual compositions. The Daily Overview website was launched in December 2013, and as its name suggests, posts a daily image of our cities and our infrastructure as seen from space. From the deforestation patterns of the Amazon rainforest to the mind-boggling intersections of Japanese motorways, The Daily Overview features snapshots of Earth focusing on the artificial rather than the natural world. The initiative was inspired by a video released about a year ago titled ‘Overview’, where astronauts relate their impressions and emotions upon seeing the Earth from space for the very first time, also known as the Overview Effect. The Daily Overview project, through its website and social media feeds, provides a daily dose of awe-inspiring satellite photography – a good opportunity to take a moment and ponder upon the extent to which we humans and our civilisation have shaped (and in some cases damaged beyond repair) the face of our planet.

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Joseph Jensen Water Treatment Plant, Granada Hills, California, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Cattle feedlots and waste lagoon, Summerfield, Texas, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Central Park, New York City, New York, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Brøndby Haveby, Brønby Municipality, Denmark.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Grand Loop Road / Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Easter Sunday, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Italy.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Dragør Lystbådehavn (Marina), Dragør, Denmark.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Hotel Riu Florida Beach / Palms Hotel and Spa, Miami, Florida, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Barefoot Bay Development, Brevard County, Florida, USA.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Riverbank Arena London, United Kingdom.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

Settling ponds of Intrepid Potash mine, Moab, Utah.
Overview captured with Apple Maps. Satellite imagery from Digital Globe.
Copyright 2014, Daily Overview.

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  • friend
    sunz | 2014-04-29 01:29:19

    Amaze!

  • friend
    Владимир | 2014-09-12 12:41:02

    Всегда мечтал посмотреть на все это сверху!

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