NASA Satellite Data Used To Predict Growth
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 useCurrent Trends, Managed Growth, and Ecologically Sustainable.
Thanks to Chris Steins