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Daily Overview  Showing 🌎 from above to inspire the Overview Effect and change the way we see our planet. Founded by @benjaminrgrant. Books, prints, and more here:


Sand patterns are seen here in Salta, Argentina. Salta is situated 3780 feet above sea level in the northwest part of the country. The palette of colors in the sand is caused for a variety of reasons. The red occurs from large amounts of iron in the sand that have broken down, and stained the sand a rust color. The black presumably occurs following volcanic activity. The white seen in this Overview is snow covering the tops of the mountains. /// Created by @micahjmarshall, source imagery: @digitalglobe

I am excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at TEDxSkoll on April 7th at Oxford University! My talk will focus on the inspiration for Daily Overview, how it relates to the event’s focus on truth, and why this perspective is more important now than ever before. I am humbled by this opportunity and can’t wait to see where this project will go next. - @benjamimrgrant

Sun City, Arizona, USA opened as a retirement community on January 1, 1960. That day, more than 100,000 people showed up to see the new development, resulting in a cover story in Time magazine. The community was built on the old ghost town of Marinette and covers 14.6 square miles. Today, Sun City has a population of roughly 37,000 people. /// Created by @micahjmarshall, source Imagery: @nearmap

Paris is the most populated city in France, and the ninth most populated city in Europe, with 2.2 million inhabitants. Known as “The City of Light," the city served as a central hub for luminaries during the Age of Enlightenment, and also as a literal center of light as one of the first European cities to use gas street lamps in the 1860’s.///Created by @micahjmarshall, Source imagery @digitalglobe.

A frozen river is seen here in Kujalleq Municipality, Greenland. At 12,355 square miles, Kujalleq is the smallest district in Greenland by area. The coat of arms for Kujalleq is a rams head, symbolizing one of the areas most important economical assets which is sheep farming./// Created by @micahjmarshall, source imagery @digitalglobe

The Cuajone Mine is located near the district of Torata, in the southern range of the Peruvian Andes. The mine is best known for its copper deposits, but other materials such as silver, zinc, and molybdenum have been extracted there as well. Operations began in 1970, and by 2009 accounted for 16% of the country's copper production. /// Created by @micahjmarshall, source imagery @digitalglobe

Check out this stunning drone photo of Freshwater Beach in Queenscliff, Australia. The beach is well known as one of the first places in the country where surfing became popular. Legend has it that it all started when Hawaiian "Duke" Kahanamoku carved a surf board out of local timber and put on a show for the locals. /// Found on @fromwhereidrone, drone photo by @gabscanu

Rock formations of the Adelaide Rift Complex are visible in the South Australian Outback. The swirling patterns are composed of sediments that were deposited in a large basin more than 540 million years ago. Since then, the land has folded and faulted to become a large mountain range, and then experienced extensive erosion to become the relatively low ranges that are visible today. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Princess Juliana International Airport is the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The airport is well-known for the approach to Runway 10, seen at the bottom of this Overview. Here arriving aircraft must have a 3° glide slope, flying at a shockingly low altitude over people relaxing on Maho Beach, to land safely. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

In honor of all of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend, we wanted to share this post of Dublin, Ireland. Situated on the River Liffey, the capital city is the largest in the country with 1.35 million residents. As seen in this “upside-down” Overview, the river divides the city into two areas known as the Northside and the Southside. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Sailboats are moored in Woodford Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Thousands of boats like the ones seen here are stationed in the channels and around the islands in the greater Sydney area. Wherever you are in the world, we hope you have a peaceful, fantastic weekend! /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @nearmap

Corn is the primary crop grown in Međimurje, Croatia. Of the county’s total area of 730 square kilometers (280 square miles), nearly half – 260 square kilometers (100 square miles) – is used for agricultural development. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

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