Urban Growth in Las Vegas

  • Released Wednesday, January 30, 2008

In May 1973, less than a year after the first of NASA's Landsat satellites was launched, Las Vegas, Nevada had a population of only 358,000. By 2006 the population had ballooned to over 2 million. Still one of America's fastest growing urban areas, this series of Landsat scenes from four different years shows just how dramamtic the growth of Las Vegas has been.


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US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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