Changes Over Time:
Aguascalientes, Mexico-Booming Growth
Landsat images illustrate how urban growth around Aguascalientes, Mexico, has increased over the past 20 years.
Industry has brought significant growth to the city of Aguascalientes, in central Mexico. Noted as one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico, this city is home to many major manufacturers. Over the past 10 years, the urban area of Aguascalientes has surpassed the boundaries into neighborhood municipalities, some of which have been annexed into Aguascalientes as suburbs.
These Landsat images illustrate the area in October 1993 and October 2011.
Landsat imagery is useful for city officials and planners to determine how increasing populations can affect services to support the growing residential areas.
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