borders


Human Geography

The border between northwestern China around the city of Qoqek and far eastern Kazakhstan near Lake Balqash.The border between northwestern China around the city of Qoqek and far eastern Kazakhstan near Lake Balqash.

Borders that are Visible on Satellite Imagery

The differing effects of one country’s activities as opposed to its neighbors can be so dramatic that the results are visible from space, especially through the lens of a satellite.  Listed here are international borders that are visible on satellite imagery. Forestation, agricultural practices, electrical usage at night, and water […]

Geography 101, Human Geography

Photo of the Indo-Gangetic Plain taken from the International Space Station showing the orange lit border between India and Pakistan. Source: NASA, August 2011.

Five Fun Facts About International Borders

Many of us probably think of checkpoints and barriers when we think about borders between international countries, particularly border crossings.  Borders can demark more than just the transition from one country to another.  Borders can highlight the effects of different policies (or lack thereof) can have on the environment from one […]