Posts Currently viewing the tag: "Geoinformation"

Kuwait City contrasts dramatically with the dark surface of the Persian Gulf and the sparsely populated desert. Night views also show some aspects of urban geography that are difficult to perceive in daylight images. Here the focus of radial traffic arteries and “ring roads” guide the eye toward the financial center of Kuwait’s capital…(Read More)

Istanbul at Night

by on . In Image Gallery

The image below shows the most of Istanbul’s Asian suburbs (image right) which is appear from the International Space Station, but only about half the area of the city on the European side is visible. The margins of the metropolitan area are clearly visible at night, more so than in daylight images in daylight…(Read More)

London at Night

by on . In Image Gallery

The image below shows London and the southern half of Great Britain as it appeared on the night of March 27, 2012 which is from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. While most of the events in the 2012 Olympics will be held in the greater London area, several other cities and towns will…(Read More)

The Las Vegas metropolitan area is located near the southern tip of Nevada, within the Mohave Desert. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) observe and photograph numerous metropolitan areas when they are illuminated by sunlight, but the extent and pattern of these areas is perhaps best revealed at night by city lights. The surrounding…(Read More)

Tokyo at Night

by on . In Image Gallery

Images of city lights at night taken by astronauts are among the most interesting visual reminders of how humans have transformed Earth’s surface. This nighttime photograph of Tokyo, Japan, was taken by International Space Station astronaut Dan Tani on February 5, 2008. The heart of the city is brightest, with ribbons of lights radiating…(Read More)

...23456
© 1998-2017 Geoinformation Online. All Rights Reserved