Description This image taken from space is part of a collection of more than 400 amazing satellite pictures provided by Spot Image. Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. Being an administrative center of colonial rule, it became an important urban center in the post-colonial era. First the capital of the Mossi empire and later of Upper Volta and Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou became a veritable communal center in 1995.
Astrium Geo, Toulouse Member Since January 2009 Artist StatementAsk us for the Earth
Astrium-GEO handles the world-wide distribution of geographical information products and services using data from Earth observation satellites (optical or radar) ranging from low to very high resolution: Spot 4 and 5, Kompsat-2, Formosat-2, as well as TerraSAR-X, ENVISAT/ERS, LANDSAT-7, etc.