Astronaut photograph ISS030-E-10008 was acquired on December 4, 2011, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 24 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.
The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS). Several large metropolitan areas are visible, marked by their relatively large and brightly lit areas, including the capital cities of Madrid, Spain—located near the center of the peninsula’s interior—and Lisbon, Portugal—located along the southwestern coastline. The ancient city of Seville, visible to the north of the Strait of Gibraltar, is one of the largest cities in Spain. The astronaut view is looking toward the east, and is part of a time-lapse series of images.
• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map
National Geographic’s Spain and Portugal AdventureMap is designed to meet the unique needs of adventure travelers with its durability and accurate information. This folded map provides global travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, highlighting hundreds of points of interest and the diverse and unique destinations within the country.
The map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, plus a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for major highways, main roads, and tracks and trails for those seeking to explore more remote regions.
The front side of the Spain/Portugal map shows the eastern half of Spain from its northern borders with France and Andorra south along its Mediterranean coastline to Almería. Portugal and the western half of
Spain including the Canary Islands are covered on the reverse side of the map.
Every AdventureMap is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel. Each is two-sided and can be folded to a packable size of (4.25″ x 9.25″); unfolded size is (26″ x 38″).
– Waterproof and tear-resistant
– Accurate topography/terrain with a clearly labeled road network
– Hundreds of points of interest, including the locations parks and nature reserves, protected lands, historical and cultural attractions
– Thousands of place names including towns and natural features; detailed place names index
– Important travel networks including airports, lighthouses, ferry routes and rail lines
– Updated regularly to ensure accuracy
Proceeds from the sale of National Geographic maps go to support the National Geographic Society’s vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.
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