Chimalhuacán is a city with more than 600,000 residents in the eastern part of the State of Mexico, Mexico. The colorful stretch of road seen across the bottom of this Overview is a open-air market known as a tianguis. Here, merchants cover their stalls with vibrant canopies to protect themselves from harsh sun and inclement weather.
Clear Island Waters is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Built around artificial canals, it is a residential community that is home to roughly 4,000 people. Clear Island Waters is just a few miles west of Mermaid Beach, one of many beaches along the Gold Coast's 43-mile coastline.
Albenga is a city situated on the Gulf of Genoa in Italy. The economy of Albenga is primarily driven by tourism, local commerce, and agriculture. When viewing the town from above, it’s easy to see the amount of space dedicated to agriculture because of the widespread use of greenhouses or "plasticulture." The use of plastic covering is designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time.
Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco with roughly 4 million residents, accounting for 11% of the entire country's population. Many officials believe these figures are underestimated and the total population is actually somewhere between 5 and 6 million. This recent surge has occurred because severe droughts have forced many Moroccans to move into urban areas to find new forms of work. The Cite Djemaa neighborhood, located in the southeast of the city, is seen here.
Jebel Kissu is a massif (a compact group of mountains) located in northwestern Sudan. It rises roughly 5,630 feet (1,716 m) above sea level, emerging abruptly like an island in the vast Sahara Desert. The bright linear features seen here are truck tracks — common in the Sahara where there are no paved roads.
The shores of Qinghai Lake in China are captured in this Overview. The lake is the largest in the country, covering 1,667 square miles (4317 square km), which is nearly one and a half times the size of the state of Rhode Island.
Evaporation ponds are seen at the Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah, USA. The mine produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt used widely by farmers in fertilizer. 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. So why are you seeing such vibrant colors? The water is dyed with these vibrant colors to reduce the amount of time it takes for the potash to crystallize; darker water absorbs more sunlight so it gets hotter and the water evaporates quicker.
Jodhpur, India, is home to more than one million residents, making it the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid, painted houses that can be seen throughout its urban area.
Waves break on the rocks by Camps Bay Beach — a beautiful white-sand beach in Camps Bay, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. In the summer, many South Africans and tourists flock to this beautiful area of the city.
Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums in Kansas City, Missouri, are home to the Kansas City Chiefs (American football) and Kansas City Royals (baseball), respectively. Together, the two stadiums make up the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex and have a combined seating capacity of more than 114,000.
Bourtange is a star fort located in the Groningen Province of the Netherlands. It was constructed in 1593, during the Eighty Years’ War, to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Today, the fort serves as a historical museum and the surrounding village of Bourtange has an population of 430.
Marble quarriers are visible in Carrara, Italy. The blue-grey marble that is extracted here is widely used in sculpture like Michelangelo’s David and in building decor like that of The Pantheon. With more than 650 active or abandoned quarry sites, more marble has been extracted here than any other place on earth. /// Created by @dailyoverview, source imagery: @maxartechnologies
The TECO Polk Power Station occupies 2,837 acres (1,148 hectares) in Bradley Junction, Polk County, Florida. This integrated coal gasification combined-cycle power plant produces roughly 1,400 megawatts of electricity — enough to serve 75,000 homes in the greater Tampa area. This Overview shows the facility surrounded by reclaimed water, which it cleans and uses in the process of generating electricity.
Kilns for firing and making bricks are scattered across the landscape in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Almost all bricks in the country are made using a 150-year-old process where soil is mixed with water, formed into bricks using wooden molds, left to dry in the sun, and then burned in these orange, traditional kilns. As the widespread use of old kilns has hampered air quality in the country, local groups and the government have been working to increase the use of "clean" brick kilns with more sustainable technology.
Hundreds of school buses are seen at an assembly plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The standard American school bus is 45 feet (13.7 meters) long and has a seating capacity of up to 90 passengers. This particular facility manufactures 50 to 75 buses a day on average.
Zion’s Hill, also known by its former name Hell’s Gate, is a town on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. It is the first town one reaches after leaving Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, which has the shortest commercial runway in the world at 1,312 feet (400 m) long. With a land area of just 5 square miles (13 square km) and about 2,000 inhabitants, Saba is the smallest territory by permanent population in the Americas.
Huge sea salt evaporation ponds add color to the landscape of Las Coloradas, a community in Yucatán, Mexico. These ponds are part of an area that refines about 750,000 tons of sodium each year and produces six different types of table salt. The brilliant color of the water comes from salt-loving microorganisms, which serve as a source of food — and a source of pigment — for a thriving population of flamingos.
Thousands of trucks and cars surround the Central de Abasto — Mexico City’s largest wholesale market for produce and other foodstuffs. The market serves more than 300,000 people and handles over 30,000 tons of merchandise each day — representing 80% of the consumption of the Mexico City metropolitan area.
The Blue Lagoon is a man-made geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland, located near the fishing town of Grindavík. The water, which comes from the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station, gets its milky blue shade from its high silica content. Just 12 miles (20 km) from Keflavík International Airport, the Blue Lagoon is a frequent pre- or post-flight pit stop for travelers and is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.
Oil field service ships anchor offshore of Labuan, a territory of Malaysia that is located off the coast of Borneo. In addition to being an offshore financial center, Labuan is a support hub for deepwater oil and gas activities in the region. The economy of Labuan is heavily dependent on its fossil fuel resources, which account for 65% of its exports.