Coastal Contours

satellite image of the coastline of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view, which was generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The city center is located at Table Bay (lower left), adjacent to Table Mountain, a 3,563-foot (1,086-meter) tall sandstone and granite natural landmark.



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