Overview uses satellite and aerial imagery to demonstrate how human activity and natural forces shape our Earth. This perspective provides a powerful look at the planet where we live and the civilization we are creating. Through our daily posts, products, and collaborations we aim to inspire the Overview Effect.
Manhattan, seen at center, is the most densely populated borough in New York City and is home to roughly 1.6 million people. With a land area of roughly 23 square miles (59 square kilometers) and about 1.6 million residents, there are approximately 72,000 people here for every square mile.