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Tulips Seen from Space

by Peter / Sun, 11 June 2017 / Published in Satellite Imagery, Drone Surveillance
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The amount of land dedicated to growing bulbs in the Netherlands has soared by almost 75% in the last 35 years. Most bulbs are grown in the sandy soils of Noord-Holland but the Drenthe, Flevoland and Overijssel regions are quickly catching up. There are more than 400 tulip growers in Netherlands. The Dutch tulip sector will break the two billion flower barrier this year for the first time according to the Royal General Bulb Growers' Association (KAVB). These are a lot of tulips, so many that we should be able to spot them from the space.

Can you spot the tulip fields in the folowing satellite images?

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On April 9, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of the countryside roughly 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of the Dutch capital.

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