Satellite image of Ganges Delta

Image of the month, from PlanetSAT Global natural color imagery basemap

The magnificent Ganges Delta is very impressive on this satellite image. Being the world’s largest delta, it stretches over more than 100,000 square kilometers! The delta is home of one of the most fertile regions in the world, with rich alluvial material deposited by the rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. This is why more than 140 million people are concentrated in this region which is one of the world’s most densely populated areas.

The Sundarbans National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985, can be easily identified on the image. It is the dark green area criss-crossed by a dense and complex network of waterways, swamps and islands. It contains the world’s largest area of mangrove forests and a very rich flora and fauna, including many endangered species such as the Bengal tiger.

Why should you use a natural color satellite image

PlanetObserver satellite image is very different from the satellite views that can be found on internet in different online mapping applications. No strange buffer along the coast, no strange flashy colors or stitches between the source images. We process the satellite data (source Sentinel-2 for this satellite image) in natural colors with enhanced seamless and homogeneous color balance.

A natural color satellite image totally matches with what human eye would have seen if you were looking out of an airplane window for example. This type of image provides rich geographic information that reflects the environment’s reality. It constitutes the perfect backdrop map for any professional visualization or flight simulation solutions for instance.

This satellite image is from PlanetSAT Global imagery basemap.

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