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10 years of Imaging the Earth

The world in posters

Click on the framed areas to access the wepage of the chosen continent,
click on the title to download the image of the global poster

Africa Global poster Asia Europe South America Oceania North America

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the VEGETATION system, the STEREO team and the Laboratoire de Géomatique of the UCL have collaborated to design a series of 7 posters covering the whole Earth, with the exception of the poles.

The global poster and the 6 posters of the continents are derived from daily data collected from 1998 to 2008 by the VEGETATION instrument onboard the satellite SPOT-4 and SPOT-5. The images were processed to highlight at best the diversity of the areas. The bathymetry and the polar regions are in turn derived from the NASA project Blue Marble next generation.

Regarding the continents, the boundaries are very lightly drawn, the capitals are represented by a black square and the most densely populated cities with a black circle (the minimum number of people depends on the continent: 0.1 million inhabitants for Oceania, 1 million for Europe, 1.5 million for North America, 2 million for South America, 3 million for Africa and 5 million for Asia).

For each continent some of the main processes experienced in the last 10 years are underlined through 5 very visual insets which invite you to do a more thourough study of the subjects via this website.

If you are interested by one or the serie of the posters, you can get them freely at

Planétarium de l'Observatoire royal de Belgique - ESERO
10, avenue de Bouchout
1020 Brussels
+32 (0)2 474 70 66 or +32 (0)475 730 482
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The posters are to pick up on-site upon request to ESERO.

EODesk - Belgian Science Policy Office
Rue de la Science 8 Wetenschapstraat
B-1000 Brussels
The posters are preferably to pick up on-site upon request to EODesk.

Unité d'Environnemétrie et de Géomatique
Manuel Alarcon
Université Catholique de Louvain
Croix-du-Sud 2/16
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Image processing and archiving centre
Eric Gontier - June Cools
Boeretang 200
BE-2400 MOL
+32 (0)14 33 68 07

The Geography teachers can contact :

Fegepro (Fédération des Professeurs de Géographie de Belgique Francophone)

VLA (Vereniging Leraren Aardrijkskunde)