NASA Satellite Data Used To Predict Growth

NASA has published remarkable satellite images of projected growth in for the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area.
April 21, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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NASA-funded researchers recently used a computer model and satellite data to predict urban growth in and around Washington and Baltimore. According to the model, developed land in the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area may increase 80 percent by 2030. Scientists used a computer-based decision support model loaded with NASA and commercial satellite images to simulate three scenarios affecting land use—Current Trends, Managed Growth, and Ecologically Sustainable.

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Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in NASA Science News
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