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Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Back in 2010, The Big Picture did a fascinating series entitled, Human Landscapes in SW Florida. Using satellite photography from Google Maps, a variety of examples of human development were found.

From artificial lakes and densely populated sprawls, to circular developments and incomplete projects (abandoned due to lack of funding), this gallery of aerial captures shows the fascinating patterns of human development that can only be found when seen from above. Be sure to check out the original post for the entire gallery.

1. Man-Made Lake

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4. A Grid of Undeveloped Avenues west of Port Charlotte, Florida

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11. Empty Cul-de-Sacs

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17. Never Developed and Now Overgrown

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