Monday, March 12, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

The growth of Las Vegas, 1972 - 2010. Incredible for a city in a desert.

On the YouTube page, there's this bit of background:

Landsat 5 launched on March 1, 1972, Las Vegas was a smaller city. This image series, done in honor of the satellite's 28th birthday, shows the desert city's massive growth spurt since 1972. The outward expansion of the city is shown in a false-color time lapse of data from all the Landsat satellites.

The large red areas are actually green space, mostly golf courses and city parks.
From, via Maria Popova

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