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.
Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey with roughly 15.5 million residents. As seen in this Overview, it is a transcontinental city - straddling both sides of the Bosporus Strait between Europe and Asia. Istanbul’s strategic position between the Black and Mediterranean Seas has made the city a gateway for the spread of people, goods, and ideas throughout its history.