Earth  ID: 10184

Urban Growth in Las Vegas

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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Data Used:
May 1973, June 1991, May 2000, February 2006
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This item is part of this series:
Urban Growth

Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-041HD -- NASAs Landsat in HD 2008 Resource Tape

DLESE >> Environmental science
DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> Landsat
SVS >> Las Vegas
SVS >> Population growth
SVS >> Urban Growth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Population
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Terrestrial Ecosystems >> Urban Lands
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Urbanization
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