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colchrishadfield:

Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth’s fresh water.

colchrishadfield:

Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth’s fresh water.

Aerial Photography of Omaha Beach during WWII - RIP brave American Soldiers - #WWII #military #DDay #history

Aerial Photography of Omaha Beach during WWII - RIP brave American Soldiers - #WWII #military #DDay #history

A video that shows different secrets in Google Earth - #fun #geography

A very bright city from space - Dubai, UAE via #nasa_eo #remotesensing

A very bright city from space - Dubai, UAE via #nasa_eo #remotesensing

Image #map of Vancouver, Canada via @nasa_eo - #remotesensing

Image #map of Vancouver, Canada via @nasa_eo - #remotesensing

The Seafloor Focuses and Merges Tsunami Waves via @nasa_eo #remotesensing

The Seafloor Focuses and Merges Tsunami Waves via @nasa_eo #remotesensing

#GIS #geography #remotesensing #geospatial #humangeography #cartography #spatial

In addition to my tumblr blog which is themed for pictures of anything geo-related - I have recently created an additional blog which will be more text-based with geographic storyboard postings.  

Big country, small percent actually developed: #Egypt
“Egypt is commonly misunderstood to be a large country. While it does occupy more than 1 million square kilometers (386,000 square miles) — twice the size of France — less than 35,000 square kilometers of that is inhabited. This tiny parcel is the Egyptian core and home to 99 percent of Egypt’s population of 83 million, stretched thin along the banks of the Nile River in a strip that is almost always less than 30 kilometers (18 miles) wide. Only at the northern delta (the Nile flows from south to north) does this zone of habitation finally widen and fan out into the Mediterranean. Cairo, the modern-day capital, sits at the point where the river transforms into the delta. Alexandria, Egypt’s premier port and opening to the world since the third century B.C., sits near the western edge of the alluvial fan.”

Big country, small percent actually developed: #Egypt

Egypt is commonly misunderstood to be a large country. While it does occupy more than 1 million square kilometers (386,000 square miles) — twice the size of France — less than 35,000 square kilometers of that is inhabited. This tiny parcel is the Egyptian core and home to 99 percent of Egypt’s population of 83 million, stretched thin along the banks of the Nile River in a strip that is almost always less than 30 kilometers (18 miles) wide. Only at the northern delta (the Nile flows from south to north) does this zone of habitation finally widen and fan out into the Mediterranean. Cairo, the modern-day capital, sits at the point where the river transforms into the delta. Alexandria, Egypt’s premier port and opening to the world since the third century B.C., sits near the western edge of the alluvial fan.”

Using remote sensing technologies to identify changes in building infrastructure - North Korea

Using remote sensing technologies to identify changes in building infrastructure - North Korea

Wave diffraction at the opening of the port of Alexandria in Egypt via Google Earth

Wave diffraction at the opening of the port of Alexandria in Egypt via Google Earth

Old School cartography - pre-GIS days… 

“The Mapmaking Process” pt1-3 1973 US Army Video

The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS).

The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS).

Google Maps Image Alphabet.
lady-incognito:

“Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia, created the first Google Maps alphabet, featuring all 26 letters, using satellite images of natural features and buildings…”

Google Maps Image Alphabet.

lady-incognito:

“Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia, created the first Google Maps alphabet, featuring all 26 letters, using satellite images of natural features and buildings…”

Satellite imagery of the Fukushima  Daiichi nuclear power plant #remotesensing #geoeye

"This half-meter resolution satellite image was taken of the Fukushima  Daiichi nuclear power plant three days after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake  struck the Oshika Peninsula on March 11, 2011.The image was taken by the  GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space as it moved from north to  south over Japan at a speed of four miles per second."
Image Source: Geoeye2011

Satellite imagery of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant #remotesensing #geoeye

"This half-meter resolution satellite image was taken of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant three days after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Oshika Peninsula on March 11, 2011.The image was taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space as it moved from north to south over Japan at a speed of four miles per second."

Image Source: Geoeye2011

The quality of this image is fantastic from space. 
"This half-meter image of the Dubai Airshow was captured by GeoEye-1 on  November 16, 2009. The Dubai Airshow, first held in 1989, features over  550 exhibits and 85 aircraft (2003), with over 30,000 visitors from 100  countries (2005)."

The quality of this image is fantastic from space. 

"This half-meter image of the Dubai Airshow was captured by GeoEye-1 on November 16, 2009. The Dubai Airshow, first held in 1989, features over 550 exhibits and 85 aircraft (2003), with over 30,000 visitors from 100 countries (2005)."

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