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Ships in Harbors Near Balikpapan, Indonesia

1.2S 116.8E

February 17th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Indonesia - January 25th, 2010

Indonesia - January 25th, 2010

Balikpapan is a seaport city on the eastern coast of Borneo island, Indonesia in the East Kalimantan province, a resource-rich region well known for its timber, mining and petroleum export products.

Two harbors, Semayang and Kariangau – ferry harbour, and the Sepinggan International Airport are the main transportation ports to access the city. In this orthorectified image, ships can be seen in the waters near the city.

The topography of the municipality of Balikpapan is generally hilly (85%), with only small areas of flatland (15%), particularly along the coast and surrounding the hilly areas. The hills are less than 100 meters higher than the adjacent valleys. The altitude of Balikpapan ranges from 0 to 80 meters above sea level.

Fan-Shaped Delta of the Mahakam River, Indonesia

0.5S 117.1E

September 9th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Borneo, Indonesia - September 4th, 2009

Borneo, Indonesia - September 4th, 2009

The Mahakam River makes its way from the highlands of the Indonesian island of Borneo, past the city of Samarinda, to its spectacular fan-shaped delta on the Makassar Strait.

The largest river in East Kalimantan, Indonesia,  it is 980 km long and has a catchment area of about 77,000 km2. Here, the radar imagery makes it possible to observe the motion of the water flowing out into the strait between the lobes of the delta.

Some rows of hills, about 100 meters high, cut vertically through the otherwise flat terrain visible in this orthorectified image. In the full-size version, the seaport city of Balikpapan can be seen further south. The small city has two main harbors: Semayang and Kariangau.