Britain From Above – Beautiful Use of Satellite Technology

Posted to Maps  |  Nathan Yau

The BBC has a gorgeous documentary series that started yesterday — Britain from Above. They take a look at Britain from the skies using satellite technology and GPS data. Watch patterns emerge as taxis, ships, and planes travel back and forth and information and data pass through Britain’s national telephone network. The imagery is beautiful. I love visualization that brings data to life.

The high-resolution videos don’t seem to be working right now, but here’s just a small sample:

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