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Lilongwe and Landsat Grew Up Together

A fishing town became a bustling city after Malawi’s president moved the capital there.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and GHS built-up grid, derived from Landsat (1975, 1990, 2000, 2014) from the European Commission and Joint Research Centre (JRC). Story by Adam Voiland.

Published December 18, 2018
Data acquired August 27, 1984 - September 26, 2018

Sources:
Landsat 5
Landsat 7
Landsat 8