The following answer has good information but it worded very contentiously: https://space.stackexchange.com/a/33567/472

I would like to edit the answer as I feel that it has very relevant information for the OP and future visitors.

  • $\begingroup$ Would your edit identify which country borders are depicted? $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 16 '19 at 14:02
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage No. I would only point out that different countries use their land differently in certain places, and these differences can be observed from orbit. $\endgroup$ – dotancohen Jan 16 '19 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ I would not be comfortable undeleting in those conditions as it would function more as extended commentary than an actual answer. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 16 '19 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ Do you disagree that land use differences are visible from orbit? On one of the Gemini flights the pilot (Engle maybe?) stated that he could see the smoke from chimneys. With all belittling the reasons for different land use removed, the fact is that such borders are clearly visible. $\endgroup$ – dotancohen Jan 16 '19 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ I don't disagree, but it is not a direct answer to the question which specifically seeks which borders are visible. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 16 '19 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ I respectfully disagree. A border that is green one side and brown on the other is visible. Note in this image how clearly the Israeli borders with Egypt and Gaza are seen. $\endgroup$ – dotancohen Jan 16 '19 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ See, what you did there is fine, because you specifically identified which borders they are. That answer did not. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 16 '19 at 15:05
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    $\begingroup$ By the way, there's nothing stopping you from making your own answer to say whatever you want and see how it holds up to the community. I'm just not comfortable undeleting that answer for this reason. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Jan 16 '19 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ Reviewing the question, there is now an answer that mentions land use. In fact, it uses as an example the border so depicted and mentions it by name. The issue is therefore resolved! $\endgroup$ – dotancohen Jan 16 '19 at 15:12
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    $\begingroup$ I understand your objection now. The question asks which borders, not which reasons. $\endgroup$ – dotancohen Jan 16 '19 at 15:13

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