Wednesday, 4 April 2018

askance and apogee

Though we know the motivation behind this rather fantastic and arresting gallery of satellite images shot at an angle rather than the customary flat projection is not a purely aesthetic one as these swarms of satellites that may be able to produce a complete, daily snap-shot of the surface of the Earth soon are gathering telemetry to both mitigate human and environmental crises and at a premium trends on freight movement and industry activity so investors can hedge their bets appropriately—the insight economy, they are nonetheless incredible and a real privileged vantage point to help us appreciate the size of our footprint and the majesty of the natural world, which might be diminished on a leveler atlas. Be sure to visit the links above for more landscapes and urban environments.