What does it look like from the ground ?

Have a look at the picture on the right. See how mining has an impact on the natural landscape ?

Mining is just one of the ways men can use land and its resources.

In geography, land use is the description of how people utilize the land: fields ? pastures ? settlements ? forests ? mines ? etc.

You will find everything on how satellites study land use in the tutorial
Land use and land use change !

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Escondida mine, Chile.
Escondida mine, Chile. Photo: BHP Billiton Group.

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