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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 daily posts, products, licensing, and collaborations we aim to inspire the Overview Effect.

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Hulhumalé is an artificial island in the Maldives, gradually formed by land reclamation since 1997. Now 2 square miles (4 sq. km) with a population near 100,000, the island was built to ease congestion on nearby Malé, which lies opposite Velana International Airport. With a population of 252,768 in an area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 sq. km), Malé is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

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