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Posted on October 6th, 2015

Your Imagery Work Break – Abandoned Chinese Village

A color 40-centimeter (cm) GeoEye-1 image collected over Houtouwan, China. You can see that many of the homes are being overtaken by vegetation and that the roads and paths in the village are no longer well defined. This GeoEye-1 image was collected on July 30, 2010 and has been processed by Apollo Mapping. (Image Courtesy: DigitalGlobe)
The same 40-cm GeoEye-1 image featured above only this location is less than one mile southwest of Houtouwan – you can see how different this bustling village looks. (Image Courtesy: DigitalGlobe)

We love maps.

We love imagery.

We love work breaks.

We hope you like them as well!

It’s almost noon, you are hungry and you need a break, go do it! But first check out this creepily cool image from an abandoned fishing village in China. We first heard about this abandoned village when checking out the daily news, and the camera photos were just amazing! So of course we had to make this location the feature of one of our Your Imagery Work Break articles. The village of Houtouwan sits on the coast of a tiny Chinese fishing village some 80 miles from Shanghai. Fifty years ago, this village was home to more than 2,000 residents, now it is sinking back into the earth as more and more green vines grow overtake the old homes and roads. We also included a second image taken less than 1 mile away from Houtouwan on the same island as a comparison.

Have a great rest of your workday! J

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