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See Earth As You’ve Never Seen It Before (1 of 50)

See Earth As You’ve Never Seen It Before  (1 of 50)

Prepare yourself to witness 'amazing' because this is a view of the planet like you have never witnessed before, a collection of man's symmetrical imprint on the surface of the earth--On his website, the Daily Overview, Benjamin Grant collates overhead satellite imagery from Apple Maps, focusing on areas where human activity has changed the landscape from its natural forms.

From his website:
Our project was inspired, and derives its name, from an idea known as the Overview Effect. This term refers to the sensation astronauts have when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. They have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once. That's the cognitive shift that we hope to inspire.

Lofty ambitions sure, but it’s a great way of documenting our current epoch the Anthropocene, while also giving us a stunning cosmic perspective of our planet that takes us beyond our daily low-level interaction with it.

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