BBC Documentary Takes Look at Britain from Satellites


Flowing Data reported the following today:

Britain from Above – Beautiful use of Satellite Technology

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.

Source: Mapping by Nathan via Flowing Data, August 11, 2008

The Britain from Above Website allows one to view Britain from above in various ways and to navigate around the country:

NOTE: Unfortunately there is no way for users in the US to access these clips from ‘Britain From Above’.  Rights agreements mean that BBC television programmes and footage from them are only available to download or stream (Click to Play) to license fee payers in the UK. However, BBC Worldwide is working on an international version, which will be made available as soon as possible.

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