A new perspective of how we change the Earth
Overview uses satellite and aerial imagery to demonstrate how human activity and natural forces shape our Earth. This perspective provides a powerful look at the planet where we live and the civilization we are creating. Through our Imagery, Shop, and Collaborations we aim to inspire the Overview Effect.
Manhattan, seen at center, is the most densely populated borough in New York City and is home to roughly 1.6 million people. With an area of nearly 23 square miles, there are more than 72,000 people for every square mile. If the entire world lived with this population density, all of humanity could fit into the country of New Zealand.