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#EarthArt


Siterunner, June 2016 / Landsat's drawing near to its 50th anniv. An amazing 'open-access' historic accomplishment brought forward (and saved) by an East LA congressman who was a friend for over 30 yrs... Thxs George! He *imagined and now, yrs later, Google Maps is bringing us netizens nextgen home planet imagery w/ Landsat 8 hi rez -- #EarthScience, #EarthArt
Appreciating the Earthviews https://maps.googleblog.com/2016/06/keeping-earth-up-to-date-and-looking.html -- http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/George_E._Brown_Jr -- #PlanetCitizen, #Earth360
"Landsat 9 is coming"


Landsat-Google Maps Screen Shot 2016-06-17 Columbia Glacier.jpg


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(A)

Afghanistan (Kabul) (AS) http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Afghanistan_Musa_Qala.png

Albania (Tirane) (EU)

Algeria (Algiers) (AF)

Andorra (Andorra la Vella) (EU)

Angola (Luanda) (AF)

Antigua and Barbuda (St. John's) (NA)

Argentina (Buenos Aires) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@-25.319977,-67.027137,18z/data=!3m1!1e3

Armenia (Yerevan) (EU)

Australia (Canberra) (AU) https://www.google.com/maps/@-40.298092,148.122879,18z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@-25.350924,131.033805,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

Austria (Vienna) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.32094,14.381811,10z/data=!3m1!1e3

Azerbaijan (Baku) (AS)

(B)

Bahamas (Nassau) (NA) https://www.google.com/maps/@25.07918,-76.591772,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

Bahrain (Manama) (AS)

Bangladesh (Dhaka) (AS)

Barbados (Bridgetown) (NA)

Belarus (Minsk) (EU)

Belgium (Brussels) (EU)

Belize (Belmopan) (NA)

Benin (Porto-Novo) (AF)

Bhutan (Thimphu) (AS)

Bolivia (Sucre) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@-20.528732,-68.162533,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) (EU)

Botswana (Gaborone) (AF)

Brazil (Brasilia) (SA)

Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan) (AS)

Bulgaria (Sofia) (EU)

Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou) (AF)

Burma/Myanmar (Nay Pyi Taw) (AS)

Burundi (Bujumbura) (AF)

(C)

Cabo (Cape) Verde (Praia) (EU - Portugal)

Cambodia (Phnom Penh) (AS)

Cameroon (Yaounde) (AF)

Canada (Ottawa) (NA) https://www.google.com/maps/@61.737783,-80.044661,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Nunavut) --

Central African Republic (Bangui) (AF)

Chad (N'Djamena) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@18.431694,21.068799,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@19.859702,22.88013,9z/data=!3m1!1e3

Chile (Santiago) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@-49.477884,-73.141909,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

China (Beijing) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.436488,122.495408,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.082585,119.113293,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.209564,118.9971,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Colombia (Bogota) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@12.413842,-71.654549,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

Comoros (Moroni) (AF)

Congo (Brazzaville) (AF)

Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) (AF)

Costa Rica (San Jose) (NA)

Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast (Yamoussoukro) (AF)

Croatia (Zagreb) (EU)

Cuba (Havana) (NA) https://www.google.com/maps/@22.137059,-77.967798,14z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Camaguey)

Cyprus (Nicosia) (AS) and/or (EU)

Czech Republic (Prague) (EU)

(D)

Denmark (Copenhagen) (EU)

Djibouti (Djibouti) (AF)

Dominica (Roseau) (NA)

Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) (NA)

(E)

East Timor (Dili) (AS)

Ecuador (Quito) (SA)

Egypt (Cairo) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@23.941236,32.866174,14z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@23.941236,32.866174,14z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@23.604734,25.315547,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@29.302219,30.04973,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

El Salvador (San Salvador) (NA)

Equatorial Guinea (Malabo) (AF)

Eritrea (Asmara) (AF)

Estonia (Tallinn) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@59.341845,28.096525,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@59.342633,28.059575,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) (AF)

(F)

Fiji (Suva) (AU - Oceania)

Finland (Helsinki) (EU)

France (Paris) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@48.861467,2.333723,20z/data=!3m1!1e3 - https://www.google.com/maps/@44.46494,6.310588,14z/data=!3m1!1e3 (La Breole)

(G)

Gabon (Libreville) (AF)

Gambia (Banjul) (AF)

Georgia (Tbilisi) (EU)

Germany (Berlin) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@51.610435,14.272799,18z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@53.722873,8.168953,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@49.836302,6.849632,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

Ghana (Accra) (AF)

Greece (Athens) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@37.970606,23.724844,11z/data=!3m1!1e3

Grenada (St. George's) (NA)

Guatemala (Guatemala City) (NA)

Guinea (Conakry) (AF)

Guinea-Bissau (Bissau) (AF)

Guyana (Georgetown) (SA)

(H) Haiti (Port-au-Prince) (NA)

Honduras (Tegucigalpa) (NA)

Hungary (Budapest) (EU)

(I)

Iceland (Reykjavik) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@63.916203,-21.244136,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

India (New Delhi) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@23.011095,70.18346,11z/data=!3m1!1e3


Sunset over the Indian Ocean from the ISS

Earth sunset over India ocean.jpg


Indonesia (Jakarta) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@5.188905,97.330925,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Iran (Tehran) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@32.921169,59.493467,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

Iraq (Baghdad) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@36.712811,42.773724,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

Ireland (Dublin) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@53.37062,-6.253765,11z/data=!3m1!1e3

Israel (Jerusalem) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@31.154604,35.436641,11z/data=!3m1!1e3

Italy (Rome) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@45.427999,12.344211,11z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@40.91605,17.067934,18z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Bari)

(J)

Jamaica (Kingston) (NA)

Japan (Tokyo) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@35.547519,139.779283,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Jordan (Amman) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@31.497723,36.642227,12z/data=!3m1!1e3

(K)

Kazakhstan (Astana) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@44.77109,64.626093,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@50.319964,69.08687,13z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@43.41734,67.51554,14z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Zhanakorgan District) -- http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Kazakhstan3.png

Kenya (Nairobi) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@2.255778,37.939909,11z/data=!3m1!1e3

Kiribati (South Tarawa) (AU - Oceania)

Korea, North (Pyongyang) (AS)

Korea, South (Seoul) (AS)

Kuwait (Kuwait City) (AS)

Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek) (AS)

(L)

Laos (Vientiane) (AS)

Latvia (Riga) (EU)

Lebanon (Beirut) (AS)

Lesotho (Maseru) (AF)

Liberia (Monrovia) (AF)

Libya (Tripoli) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@30.593066,19.854564,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Ajdabiya)

Liechtenstein (Vaduz) (EU)

Lithuania (Vilnius) (EU)

Luxembourg (Luxembourg) (EU)

(M)

Macedonia (Skopje) (EU)

Madagascar (Antananarivo) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.889134,43.654389,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Malawi (Lilongwe) (AF)

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@4.600434,118.63771,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@4.600434,118.63771,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

Maldives (Male) (AS)

Mali (Bamako) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@15.003676,-3.929028,12z/data=!3m1!1e3

Malta (Valletta) (EU)

Marshall Islands (Majuro) (AU - Oceania)

Mauritania (Nouakchott) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@20.589423,-16.523996,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@18.74017,-15.584714,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Mauritius (Port Louis) (AF)

Mexico (Mexico City) (NA) https://www.google.com/maps/@26.121948,-100.775338,11z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@27.909159,-110.884087,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Micronesia (Palikir) (AU - Oceania)

Moldova (Chisinau) (EU)

Monaco (Monaco) (EU)

Mongolia (Ulan Bator) (AS) Mongolia.png

Montenegro (Podgorica) (EU)

Morocco (Rabat) (AF) (including Western Sahara) https://www.google.com/maps/@34.646157,-5.164068,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Mozambique (Maputo) (AF)

(N)

Namibia (Windhoek) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.574971,15.050669,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.707851,15.455275,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

Nauru (no official capital) (AU - Oceania)

Nepal (Kathmandu) (AS)

Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@52.101296,4.379092,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

New Zealand (Wellington) (AU) https://www.google.com/maps/@-43.851881,172.146173,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Nicaragua (Managua) (NA)

Niger (Niamey) (AF)

Nigeria (Abuja) (AF)

Norway (Oslo) (EU)

(O)

Oman (Muscat) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@20.625153,58.606224,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Oman.png

(P)

Pakistan (Islamabad) (AS)

Palau (Koror) (AU - Oceania)

Panama (Panama City) (NA)

Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) (AU)

Paraguay (Asuncion) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@-25.72693,-54.835742,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Alto Parana)

Peru (Lima) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@-4.829286,-80.929756,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

Philippines (Manila) (AS)

Poland (Warsaw) (EU)

Portugal (Lisbon) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@37.210867,-7.471838,19z/data=!3m1!1e3

(Q)

Qatar (Doha) (AS)

(R)

Romania (Bucharest) (EU)

Russian Federation (Moscow) (AS)

Rwanda (Kigali) (AF)

(S)

Saint Kitts and Nevis (Basseterre) (NA)

Saint Lucia (Castries) (NA)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Kingstown) (NA)

Samoa (Apia) (AU - Oceania) http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Samoa.png

San Marino (San Marino) (EU)

Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tome) (AF)

Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@28.078924,34.659723,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

Senegal (Dakar) (AF)

Serbia (Belgrade) (EU)

Seychelles (Victoria) (AF)

Sierra Leone (Freetown) (AF)

Sierra Leone River estuary Dec11,2015.png

Singapore (Singapore City) (AS)

Slovakia (Bratislava) (EU)

Slovenia (Ljubljana) (EU)

Solomon Islands (Honiara) (AU - Oceania)

Somalia (Mogadishu) (AF) http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Badhan_Somalia.png

South Africa (Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@-29.32023,24.96377,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

South Sudan (Juba) (AF)

Spain (Madrid) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@37.246042,-7.286028,19z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@36.875287,-5.142213,18z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@41.406985,2.175912,18z/data=!3m1!1e3

Sri Lanka (Colombo) (AS)

Sudan (Khartoum) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@13.674511,25.393353,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

Suriname (Paramaribo) (SA)

Swaziland (Mbabane) (AF)

Sweden (Stockholm) (EU)

Switzerland (Bern) (EU)

Syria (Damascus) (AS)

(T)

Tajikistan (Dushanbe) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@38.894614,73.298504,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

Tanzania (Dodoma) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@-3.063896,37.339911,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

Thailand (Bangkok) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@13.4877,100.89729,18z/data=!3m1!1e3

Togo (Lome) (AF)

Tonga (Nuku'alofa) (AU - Oceania)

Trinidad and Tobago (Port-of-Spain) (NA)

Tunisia (Tunis) (AF)

Turkey (Ankara) (AS) & (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@37.442277,37.7745,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@38.999109,33.404297,16z/data=!3m1!1e3

Turkmenistan (Ashgabat) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@37.058191,62.603531,12z/data=!3m1!1e3

Tuvalu (Funafuti) (AU - Oceania) https://www.google.com/maps/@-7.976151,178.367023,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/File:Tuvalu.png

(U)

Uganda (Kampala) (AF)

Ukraine (Kiev) (EU)

United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@25.127063,55.141217,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

United Kingdom (London) (EU) https://www.google.com/maps/@51.158205,-0.167592,18z/data=!3m1!1e3 -- https://www.google.com/maps/@51.868932,-2.680307,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

United States (Washington D.C.) (NA) https://www.google.com/maps/@36.341553,-106.488322,18z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Rio Arriba County) -- https://www.google.com/maps/@35.590981,-106.070981,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Santa Fe) -- https://www.google.com/maps/@34.951911,-118.471369,16z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Kern County)

Uruguay (Montevideo) (SA)

Uzbekistan (Tashkent) (AS)

(V)

Vanuatu (Port-Vila) (AU - Oceania) https://www.google.com/maps/@-15.612332,167.191594,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

Vatican City (na) (EU)

Venezuela (Caracas) (SA) https://www.google.com/maps/@11.190443,-70.800877,15z/data=!3m1!1e3

Vietnam (Hanoi) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@10.297804,105.262062,15z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Thoai Son) -- https://www.google.com/maps/@10.230076,105.708904,14z/data=!3m1!1e3 (Lai Vung)

(Y)

Yemen (Sana) (AS) https://www.google.com/maps/@15.709534,48.169529,14z/data=!3m1!1e3

(Z)

Zambia (Lusaka) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@-13.140351,27.8541907,2115178m/data=!3m1!1e3

Zimbabwe (Harare) (AF) https://www.google.com/maps/@-17.9243527,25.8558941,1009m/data=!3m1!1e3 (Victoria Falls)


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Google Maps introduces #Earth360 imagery


June 27, 2016

>Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. Satellite images are often cloudy, but not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.

https://maps.googleblog.com/2016/06/keeping-earth-up-to-date-and-looking.html

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June 2013

>This new imagery of the earth from space virtually eliminates clouds, includes refreshed imagery for regions of the world where high-resolution imagery is not yet available, and offers a more comprehensive and accurate view of the texture of our planet's landscape.

https://maps.googleblog.com/2013/06/only-clear-skies-on-google-maps-and.html



More Earthviews of "A Beautiful Planet"


Earthviews from Astronauts



ISS setting moon.jpg


"A Beautiful Planet"


IMAX theaters / Opens on April 29, 2016

http://abeautifulplanet.imax.com/

Video - https://youtu.be/edwZNH-ZKn4

Reviews

http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-beautiful-planet

The images in A Beautiful Planet are so incredible that its narration can feel like an afterthought. But this IMAX Entertainment production, made in cooperation with NASA, presents an impassioned and very persuasive message for advancing beyond fossil fuels.

Shot over two years and covering three space-station expeditions, A Beautiful Planet captures Earth in scenes of indescribable grandeur. A typhoon 300 miles wide fills the IMAX frame. Lightning dots a nighttime sky while aurora borealis glows on the horizon. The Caribbean positively shines under a full moon.

Director Toni Myers begins the movie by zooming into and through the Milky Way, singling out our sun, an ordinary star among millions. The enormity of the universe emphasizes how precarious our place on Earth is, how unusual the circumstances are to harbor life.

Close to two-thirds of the planet's surface is covered with water. The blues and greens of oceans and lakes shimmer under the lenses of the astronauts' cameras (digital, a first for an IMAX space movie). The nighttime views of shining cities, of North Korea's dark countryside, of oil wells in Texas and fishing boats in the seas off Thailand are breathtaking.

Astronauts like Samantha Cristoforetti from Italy show viewers what it's like to live on a space station for months at a time. Drinking espresso, cutting hair, taking a "shower" become complicated procedures. Even celebrating Christmas takes ingenuity.

Myers switches to Earth-bound footage that documents a shrinking glacier in Greenland in time-lapse photography. But imagery from the space station has a much stronger impact. Dramatic footage of the deforestation in Madagascar shows why the lemur population faces extinction. Plumes of smoke extend for miles across empty fields that used to be rainforest in Brazil.

Jennifer Lawrence, whose narration is emotional without being strident, keeps a positive outlook despite the environmental damage shown. The movie accepts climate change as a given, and insists that we move from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Cristoforetti suggests that we think of ourselves as crew members on a space ship instead of passengers, so that we can accept responsibility for protecting the planet. It's a message that should resonate with viewers of all ages.

IMAX keeps raising the bar for spectacular imagery, but A Beautiful Planet is more than just pretty pictures. Thoughtful and encouraging, it could change how viewers think about climate change.


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