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7/23/2014

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt, Germany

50°02′00″N008°34′14″E

 

Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport in Germany, averaging 1,365 flights per day and 65 million passengers per year. With more than 70,000 employees, the airport is also the single largest workplace in the country.


 

7/22/2014

Duri Field

Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

1.33622, 101.228242

 

The Duri Oil Field is located in the Riau Province of Sumatra, Indonesia. In operation since 1954, Duri now covers approximately 125 square miles. The field is operated by Chevron Pacific Indonesia and produces an average of 185,000 barrels of oil per day.


 

7/21/2014

Nahalal

Nahalal, Israel

32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E

 

Nahalal is a moshav in northern Israel. A moshav is a type of cooperative agricultural community that is composed of individual farms and is governed by an elected council. Founded in 1921, Nahalal is one of the oldest moshavim in Israel and its layout of concentric circles is the basis for the design of many moshavim established in Israel before it became a state in 1948.


 

7/6/2014

Rotonda West

Rotonda West, Florida

26°53′16″N 82°16′17″W

 

Rotanada West, Florida is an unincorporated community shaped like an incomplete wagon wheel. A closed, fresh-water canal system surrounds the outside of the "wheel" and travels inside each of the pie-shaped wedges to form the subdivisions of the development. A protected wetland that is home to alligators, bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets and many other species is the reason for the wheel’s incomplete construction.


 

7/5/2014

Cadiz Ranch

Essex, California, USA

34.494638, -115.500469

 

Cadiz Ranch in Essex, California is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The organic farm grows lemons, table grapes (dried and turned into raisins) and squash on more than 300 acres of irrigated desert. This is made possible by seven wells that pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute at all times from an underground aquifer - a layer of water-bearing permeable rock from which water can be extracted.


 

7/4/2014

Statue of Liberty

New York City, New York, USA

40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W

 

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The robed female figure bears a torch and a tablet that is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776. Happy 4th of July from Daily Overview!



 

7/3/2014

Potash Corp Phosphate Mine

Aurora, North Carolina, USA

35.375614, -76.785105

 

PotashCorp’s open pit mining operation in Aurora, North Carolina produces six million tons of phosphate and 1.2 million tons of phosphoric acid every year. The phosphate is used to create fertilizers and animal feed supplements while the phosphoric acid is an ingredient in food and beverage products as well as metal treatment compounds.
 


 

7/2/2014

Smith Cove / Pier 91

Seattle, Washington, USA

47°37′48″N 122°23′09″W

 

Approximately 900,000 cruise ship passengers pass through the Port of Seattle in Seattle, Washington each year. Here, two of these vessels are docked at Pier 91 in Smith Cove on Elliott Bay. 


 

7/1/2014

Mostafa Kamel Officers Buildings

Alexandria, Egypt

31°13'43"N, 29°56'45"E

 

The Mostafa Kamel Officers Buildings in Alexandria, Egypt were originally built for members of the country’s armed forces but are now mostly populated by civilians. The complex was designed and spaced in a particular pattern to provide every apartment with access to the cool sea draft in the summer.


 

6/30/2014

Gila River Power Station

Gila Bend, Arizona, USA

32.970997, -112.708929

 

Looking for some energy this Monday morning? The Gila River Power Station is located on 1,100 acres in Gila Bend, Arizona. The eight turbines at the plant are fueled by natural gas (delivered via a 19-mile pipeline) and can produce approximately 2,200-megawatts of electrical power. The rectangles seen at center here are the station’s cooling ponds.


 

6/29/2014

Englewood Yard

Houston, Texas, USA

29°47'29"N , 95°18'7"W

 

Englewood Yard is a hump railyard operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Houston, Texas, USA. Hump yards work by using a small hill over which cars are pushed, before being released down a slope and switched automatically into cuts of cars, ready to be made into outbound trains. 


 

6/28/2014

Superkilen

Copenhagen, Denmark

55°42′00″N 12°32′45″E

 

Superkilen is a public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. The park is intended to celebrate global diversity, designed as a universal exposition with ideas and artifacts gathered from over 50 countries around the world.


 

6/27/2014

Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard

Chittagong, Bangladesh

22.4424°N 91.7320°E

 

The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard – located on an 11-mile coastal strip along the Bay of Bengal in Chittagong, Bangladesh –employs over 200,000 Bangladeshis and accounts for half of the steel in Bangladesh. However, the workers who dismantle the beached vessels face deadly conditions on a daily basis amid explosions and toxic fumes. If you’d like to learn more about the Bangladeshi ship-breaking industry, check out this video from National Geographic.


 

6/26/2014

Porta Sempione

Milan, Italy

45°28′33″N 9°10′21″E

 

Porta Sempione, also known as Simplon Gate, is located in Milan, Italy adjacent to Simplon Park. The gate is marked by a triumphal arch called Arco della Pace ("Arch of Peace"), whose origins can be traced back to the Roman walls of Milan. The gate and park will be at the center of Expo 2015, where participants from countries around the world will construct pavilions to be displayed from May to October 2015. 


 

6/25/2014

Salina Santa Maria salt evaporation ponds

Cadiz, Spain

36°36′N 6°13′W

 

The Salina Santa Maria salt evaporation ponds are located in Cádiz, Spain. Water from the Bay of Cádiz is fed into the pools and is drawn out through evaporation, leaving the salt to be harvested.


 

6/24/2014

Dublin Port

Dublin, Ireland

53.34609°N 6.20831°W

 

HGV trailer parking lot at the Dublin Port in Dublin, Ireland. Located on both sides of the River Liffey, the port handles approximatively two-thirds of the country's port traffic.


 

6/24/2014

Capital Hill

Canberra, ACT, Australia

35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E

 

Canberra, the capital of Australia, is a planned city designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1913. The construction of the city’s parliamentary buildings – seen in this Overview – involved the removal of the top half of Capital Hill (the mound on which the structures were built). After the project was completed, much of the displaced earth was replaced on top of the buildings where a lush, green lawn now grows.


  6/22/2014 Agricultural development / Nile River Irrigation El-Kom El-Ahmar, Egypt 30.111372, 31.171490 Agricultural development surrounds the village of El-Kom El-Ahmar near Osim, Egypt. Crop cultivation in the region is made possible through an extensive network of irrigation canals that branch out from the Nile River.

 

6/22/2014

Agricultural development / Nile River Irrigation

El-Kom El-Ahmar, Egypt

30.111372, 31.171490


Agricultural development surrounds the village of El-Kom El-Ahmar near Osim, Egypt. Crop cultivation in the region is made possible through an extensive network of irrigation canals that branch out from the Nile River.


 

6/21/2014

Punavuori

Helsinki, Finland

60°09′42″N 024°56′17″E

 

Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. Known as the "Daughter of the Baltic," the city is spread across a peninsula and 315 surrounding islands. An Overview of Punavuori, one of Helsinki’s most densely populated neighborhoods, is seen here.


 

6/20/2014

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Chicago, Illinois, USA

41°58′43″N 87°54′17″W

 

Going somewhere this weekend? Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA is the fifth busiest airport in the world, transporting more than 66 million passengers a year.


 

6/19/2014

Tagebau Hambach

Elsdorf / Niederzier, Germany

50°54′39″N 6°30′10″E

Tagebau Hambach is an open-pit mine in Niederzier and Elsdorf, Germany used to extract lignite. Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft combustible sedimentary rock that is formed from naturally compressed peat and is used almost exclusively as a fuel for steam-electric power generation.


 

6/18/2014

Palm Jebel Ali

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

25.005973°N 54.988289°E

 

The project to build the Palm Jebel Ali - an artificial archipelago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - began in 2002 but was halted and has been on hold since the financial crisis of 2008. If completed, islands are expected to house more than 250,000 people.


6/17/2014

Cranberry Bogs

Carver, Massachusetts, USA

41°53′00″N 70°45′47″W

 

Cranberry bogs color the landscape of Carver, Massachusetts. Cranberries are a Native American wetland fruit that grow on low-lying vines in beds layered with sand, peat, gravel and clay. Farmers began growing cranberries in Carver the 1870s, and by the 1940’s, the harvest was the largest in the world.



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