Customaps offers this amazingly detailed image, acquired by Landsat 8 on November 2nd, 2014, and covering the southern tip of South Florida. Most of the image represents the only subtropical preserve in North America - the Everglades National Park - which is a biologically diverse preserve where alligators, crocodiles, many species of birds, and both temperate and tropical plant communities exist together. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
The Florida Keys are visible on the right end side of the image - a collection of islands, islets, and reefs stretching from Virginia Key to the Dry Tortugas, a distance of about 192 miles (309 km). They're made mostly of limestone and coral, and are known for their variety of wildlife, subtropical vegetation, and spectacular diving. Most of the islands are connected to the mainland via the Overseas Highway, making this a popular and easily-accessible destination. However, popularity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, tourism is one of the economic mainstays of the region, and helps increase public awareness of how fragile this ecosystem is. But on the other hand, those same tourists and their activities can hurt the ecosystem by introducing pollutants and causing physical damage to fragile reefs. Clouds of milky blue, green, and tan sediments and microscopic marine organisms (like phytoplankton and algae) discolor the water in the Gulf of Mexico north of the Keys, but end abruptly in the deeper water of the Straits of Florida.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Our map posters are printed on a premium 10 mil (235 g/m2) thick cellulose based paper. Environmentally friendly, it is PVC free and recyclable. It features a satin finish with low glare. Saturated with latex for durable indoor and temporary outdoor use.
Strength, tear-resistance, flexibility, and the ability to fold without the image cracking are key benefits of our posters.
- PEEL & STICK WALL MURALS:
Our wall murals are made of a self-adhesive thin polyester fabric material. They have the look and feel of a very thin canvas and do not require use of wallpaper paste or any extra glue for hanging. Our map murals can easily be removed, leaving no trace or sticky residue on 99% of any surface! They can be moved and re-applied over and over again, as the adhesive does not weaken or strengthen over time. Stick your map for a day – or stick it for a decade – still removes with no issues. Our material is green, nontoxic and safe. We protect them with a transparent laminate, which allows you to clean your map with a damp sponge.
Note: it is recommended to apply your wall mural on LOW or NO VOC paints.
To learn more about the installation process of our wall murals, please click hereEach wallpaper mural is divided into numbered panels, which are hung edge to edge. Each panel is approximately 2 feet (24") wide.