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January 20, 2012 - Urban Growth of Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery Alabama Before
Landsat 5
September 21, 1986
Montgomery Alabama After
Landsat 5
September 10, 2011
Montgomery Alabama Before
Montgomery Alabama After
September 21, 1986 September 10, 2011
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In the past 30 years the population of Montgomery, AL, has grown from just under 125,000 to over 200,000. The change in land use from forest and croplands to urban and industrial areas is evident in the Landsat images above. City officials use Landsat data to assess the changing land through the years. For more information, visit the Image of the Week section of the EROS Image Gallery.