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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS014-E-17346 Date: Mar. 2007
Geographic Region: ITALY
Feature: VENICE

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  Venice, Italy

A space-based perspective of the city of Venice quickly reveals different development and land uses in the region; the major islands in the lagoon surrounding Venice—Laguna Veneta—look different from one another. The island of Venice itself, a dense urban landscape, appears almost uniformly covered with red-tiled roofs. By contrast, port facilities and the train station at the west end of the island appear in shades of gray. The islands of Giudecca and Murano (famous for glassware) are almost as densely built up as Venice, but the whole walled island of San Michele, used as a cemetery since Napoleon’s occupation, is covered with trees and tombs. Lido di Venezia, which separates the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, has more “green space” than Venice, as do the islands to Venice’s east.

Though Venice’s population is fewer than 70,000 residents and declining, as many as 12 million people visit the city every year. Many arrive from the mainland via the bridge at the train station. Many also arrive by boats; boat wakes can be seen as white flashes in many parts of the image. A prominent visual feature of the Venice metropolitan area is the S-bend of the Grand Canal. The famous Rialto Bridge is big enough to appear as a white break in the canal in this astronaut photograph. St. Mark’s Square, where St. Mark’s Church and the Doge’s Palace are located, are also visible at the east end of the canal.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 269k
Mission: ISS014  
Roll - Frame: E - 17346
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Features: VENICE  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.4N x 12.3E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 3597  
 
Date: 20070315   YYYYMMDD
Time: 112922   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 10.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 181   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 183   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: CANAL, LAGOON, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: BRIDGE, PORT  
City Views: VENICE  
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