Aerial photos Show Rapidly Expanding Cities

California Dept of Conservation documents the rapid expansion of urban areas using aerial photos.
August 20, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Figures released by the state Wednesday confirmed what any longtime Sacramento-area resident has probably noticed - we've been paving over a lot of farmland around here.Infrared, aerial photographs compiled by the California Department of Conservation provide a full-color picture of what happened in the six-county region between 2000 and 2002. During that period, 12,614 acres of farmland and pasture were urbanized, up slightly from the 12,155 acres lost between 1998 and 2000."

Thanks to Peter Jacobsen

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Published on Thursday, August 19, 2004 in The Sacramento Bee
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