Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

Nestled on the southwestern flank of Lake Michigan is the city of Chicago. Discovered in 1673 by a Jesuit missionary and a Canadian explorer and cartographer, Chicago is today the third most populous city in the United States and home to the tallest skyscraper in North America.

This Landsat 7 image of Chicago was acquired on October 19, 2000. This is a natural-color image using ETM+ bands 3, 2, and 1. Chicago falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 22 Row 31.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 560x560
  • JPEG
  • 3254x3254
  • TIFF 17 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    October 19, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    December 1, 2009
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 7 - ETM+
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration