Earth  ID: 3509

Las Vegas Growth from Landsat

This sequence of images from the earliest Landsat satellite to the present captures the dramatic growth of Las Vegas, Nevada. From 1973 to 2006, the population of Las Vegas grew from 358,000 to over 2 million.

Visualization Credits

Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+ May 2000, February 2006
Landsat-5/TM June 1991, May 2000
Landsat-1/MSS May 1973
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

DLESE >> Environmental science
DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> Urban Growth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Terrestrial Ecosystems >> Urban Lands
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Urbanization
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Population >> Population Distribution
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version