Urban Growth in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Satellite image showing the growth of Las Vegas.

Detailed Description

Decades of consistent data from Landsat help scientists monitor the growth of urban areas in a world where more than half of the population lives in cities. For example, Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, has seen its population expand from 273,000 in 1972 to 2,204,079 in 2017.


Image Dimensions: 1600 x 479

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 36.044611670000 / -115.052570200000

Location Taken: NV, US