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Surfers float in the waters at Currumbin Alley, a surf break in the Gold Coast Region of Queensland, Australia. This location is ideal for novice and first-time surfers, as waves first crash into a rocky point and then roll gently inland toward Currumbin Creek. Including this site, the Gold Coast has roughly 43 miles (70 km) of coastline and some of the most popular surf breaks in the world. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @nearmap

Check out this Panorama of San Francisco, California. Tonight, our founder @benjaminrgrant will present the monthly Long Now Foundation Seminar titled: "Overview: Earth and Civilization in the Macroscope." His talk — which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco — will consider what we can learn from looking at our civilization from outer space and the impact these fascinating patterns have on our planet. To learn more about Ben's seminar, check out the link in our bio. /// Source imagery @digitalglobe

Adventuredome is a five-acre indoor amusement park on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, USA. The facility's main structure consists of more than 350,000 square feet of pink insulated glass. Inside are two roller coasters, a water ride, rock climbing wall, 18-hole miniature golf course and dozens of carnival games. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @nearmap

Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile and the third largest in the world, spanning 1,200 square miles (3,000 sq. km). It is the world’s largest and purest active source of lithium, containing more than one-quarter of the world’s lithium reserves. In this Overview, lithium-rich waters sit in a series of evaporation ponds before being extracted as lithium carbonate — a key ingredient in specific industrial salts and chemicals, and in the production of lithium metal. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Check out this Overview, which captures cargo ships and tankers — some weighing up to 300,000 tons — outside of the entry to the Port of Singapore. The facility is the world's second-busiest port in terms of total tonnage, shipping a fifth of the world's cargo containers and half of the world's annual supply of crude oil. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery @digitalglobe

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Kastellet — or “The Citadel” in English — is a star fortress located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was built in October 1664 as part of a continuous ring of star forts surrounding the city, and it remains one of the best preserved ramparts of its kind in Northern Europe. Kastellet still houses some Danish military operations today, though it primarily serves as a public park and historic site. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Cottages line the waterways of Avalon, a coastal community in Cape May County, New Jersey. Avalon is home to some of the most expensive real estate on the East Coast of the United States. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @nearmap

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American maritime and military history museum located on Pier 86 in New York City. Opened in 1982, the museum features the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, the USS Growler submarine, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, and many more aircraft. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @nearmap

Since ancient times, the Rio Tinto Mines in Huelva Province, Spain, have been excavated for copper, silver, gold, and other minerals. They are named for the nearby Rio Tinto River, which — as a result of centuries of mining — is extremely acidic and has a distinct red-orange color. After being closed for more than a decade, the mines reopened in 2015 and remain operational today. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Evaporation ponds are visible at the Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah, USA. The mine produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt that is a major component in fertilizers. The salt is pumped to the surface from underground brines and dried in massive solar ponds that vibrantly extend across the landscape. As the water evaporates over the course of 300 days, the salts crystallize out. The blue color seen here occurs because the water is dyed a deep blue to absorb more sunlight and heat, thereby reducing the amount of time it takes for the water to evaporate and the potash to crystallize. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Waves roll into shore at Puerto Caballas, Peru. This area is part of the San Fernando National Reserve, a 380-acre protected area along the Pacific Ocean that is home to more than 250 species of birds, 90 different kinds of fish and crustaceans, and many reptiles and mammals. To reach this natural wonder, tourists must use off-road vehicles to traverse massive desert sand dunes. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @digitalglobe

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