PlanetSAT Global satellite image of Venice, Italy
Image of the month: PlanetSAT Global satellite image of Venice, Italy (source: Landsat 8)
Famous port city in northeastern Italy located on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, Venice stretches over more than a hundred small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Well known for its architecture and cultural heritage, Venice is located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venice has been known as the “City of the Doges”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic” or “City of Water”.
The satellite image shows clearly the city of Venice (Centro storico) at the center of the lagoon, at south the long sandbar of the Lido and one of the three inlets connecting to the Adriatic Sea, and the mainland areas along the shores (Terraferma) at north-east.
Cropped from PlanetSAT Global imagery basemap, this image offers a 15m resolution per pixel, perfect for a working scale of 1:50,000. Processed from fresh Landsat 8 data for 40% of the Earth’s landmass (this is the case for Venice and all Western Europe), PlanetSAT Global imagery basemap is a great mapping layer for GIS and web mapping applications, and civil and military aircraft simulation solutions.