(Above) International flight patterns between North America and Europe
(Above) Road and rail networks in Europe, along with underwater data cables, and communications lines.
(Above) Road and rail networks in South America
We have all seen satellite images of the Earth before, but Canadian scientist Felix Pharand Deschenes has gone one step further – using data collected through assorted government agencies, he has created a series of stunning scientific illustrations showing the far reach of the planet’s modern technology. In his words: “We see everything from paved and unpaved roads, light pollution, railways, electricity transmission lines, all the way to submarine cables, pipelines, shipping lanes and air traffic.”