Now that the fuzz about the winter Olympic Games is over it seems a good time to show a bit of the larger area they took place in – the western Caucasus, which sadly has also been the place of various armed conflicts in recent years. Shown below is a mosaic of recent Landsat images from the western Caucasus mountains including Sochi and the winter sport sites.
The following magnified crop shows the highest mountain in the area – Mount Elbrus
and the next one the sites of the Olympic Games.
Based on the same imagery i also produced some 3d images – two examples can be seen in the following
Winter views are always somewhat tricky due to the low sun position and as a result possible view directions are restricted.
Both the Landsat mosaic and the 3d views can be found on the Imagico.de services and products.