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29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth

Daily Overview is a new project that posts one new satellite photograph every day from places around the world that have been touched by human activity. The project was inspired by and based on the idea known as the Overview Effect. Take a look at some of the amazing photos.

Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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.

Central Park, New York City, New York, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
Central Park in New York City spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan.

Barcelona, Spain

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
2°09′47″E Barelona has a population of 1.6 million residents. As you can tell by this photo.

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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth

32.170890°N 110.855184°W — This one is just amazing in every aspect.

Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes.

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
39.42903°N 121.13010°W – New Bullards Reservoir is over 900,000 acres in size.

Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
31.079844, -97.80145. In 2013, there were 923,400 home construction projects in the United States.

Venice, Italy

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
45°26′15″N 12°20′9″E — One Word, beautiful.

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
40°40′54″N 74°09′02″W — Now that is a lot of cars.

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
26°22′7″N 80°6′0″W – The city has a total area of 29.1 sq m of which 27.2 sq m of this is land and 1.9 sq mi  of it is water.

Venture Out RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
33.411791, -111.723591 — yes those are all RV’s

Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
33°43′45″N 118°15′43″W — And that is a lot of shipments.

Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
40.398204°N 3.669059°W

Agricultural Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
9°1′48″N 38°44′24″E

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, Madrid, Spain

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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 rail yards 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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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.”

Brøndby Haveby, Brønby Municipality, Denmark

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
55 ° 38 ’12.836031 “N, 12 ° 23′ 58.386726″ E

Terraced Rice Paddies, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
38°45′01″N 120°20′00″W. 20 acre clearcutting tracts in the El Dorado National Forest.

Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
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.

Great Wall of China, Northern China

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
40.67693°N 117.23193°E

Edson, Kansas, USA

29 Places On Google Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth
39°20′14″N 101°32′26″W

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The Overview Effect is the overwhelming and groundbreaking change in attitude and perspective that astronauts experience when they get to see the planet Earth in its entirety, making them appreciate our home planet on a larger scale.The people behind the project want to help inspire appreciation of our planet and the beauty of our everyday environment. You can read more here.

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