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
#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.”
The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS).
Google Maps Image Alphabet.
“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