Aug 24, 2015

The Jefferson Grid Shows One Square Mile of Land from Above (15 Photos)

 

The Jefferson Grid is a fascinating Instagram account that shows one square mile of our planet (sometimes the grids are larger/smaller) as seen on Google Earth.

The idea to use one square mile was inspired the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), a surveying method developed and used in the United States to, ‘plat, or divide, real property for sale and settling.’ [source]

Below is a small gallery of my personal favorites and you can find 70+ more on Instagram by following @the.jefferson.grid

[via Kottke]

 

 

 

What's going on in #oregon ??? #golfcourse #golf #suburbs #square #squaremile #aerial #photography #earth #grid #green #brown

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

#american #grid #suburbs #suburban #golf #golfcourse #green #red #rooftiles #square #squaremile #aerial #photography

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

 

#forest #grid #squaremile #green #nature #landscape #aerial #photography

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

@greyisgood! 👌 🐀 #grey #grid #squaremile #aerial #photography #earth #industrial

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

#argentina #metric #grid. #aerial #photography #earth #green

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

#american #grid #agriculture #landscape #aerial #smile #smiley

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

#grid #squaremile #square #circle #aerial #photography #earth #green

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

 

 

#grid #squaremile #yellow #brown #agriculture #landscape #aerial #photography #earth

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

 

#grid #squaremile #aerial #photography #earth

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

#american #grid #agriculture #landscape #aerial #geometry #circle #green

A photo posted by The Jefferson Grid (@the.jefferson.grid) on

 

 

 

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bourtange netherlands from above The Jefferson Grid Shows One Square Mile of Land from Above (15 Photos)

 

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