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The Urbanization of Ulaanbaatar

The Mongolian capital is spreading outward as migrants from the countryside fill neighborhoods on the fringes of the city.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and urbanization data from the Atlas of Urban Expansion research by New York University, in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Story by Adam Voiland.

Published June 3, 2019
Data acquired January 1, 2000 - June 19, 2018

Sources:
Landsat 5
Landsat 7
Landsat 8
Landsat 8 > OLI
Collection:
Applied Sciences