In our ongoing Google Earth series the Borderscapes theme covers some fascinating interfaces between built-form and nature. The plan view images of earth, captured from space, are becoming increasing indicative of how human-made landscapes are integrating (or not integrating) with natural contexts. The images, while only a snapshot of each occurrence, also begin to convey whether the development strategies are mindful or viral.
Farms in the United Arab Emerites at 10.5 miles
Battleship Graveyard in Benicia, CA at 6,000 ft
Jetties in San Lucido, Italy at 3,500 ft
Crater in San Salvador, Paraguay at 2,000 ft
Central Park in Manhattan at 1,500 ft
Florida Keys at 1,500 ft
Suburb in Muscoy, CA at 1,500 ft
Suburb in Palm Springs, CA at 1,500 ft
Suburbs in Salt Lake City, UT at 1,500 ft
Suburb in San Jose, CA at 1,500 ft
Umm-Durrman, Sudan at 1,500 ft
Windfarm in Copenhagen, Denmark at 1,500 ft
Swimming pool in Colares, Portugal at 400 ft
Leca swimming pools by Alvaro Siza in Portugal at 250 ft
Google Earth is now available for the iPhone – check it out here or app it on your iPhone.