Metro Vancouver Land Usage 1984-2016

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Metro Vancouver Land Usage 1984-2016

Postby Abby_wx » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:02 pm

So it turns out that 1984 is the first year where Google has high resolution satellite imagery of the Vancouver area. I just made this GIF to show the difference in land usage between 1984 and 2016.

I put this in the climate section because I assume that UHI effect has caused increased temperatures in areas that saw the most development.

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Almost all areas saw a major "de-greening", but particularly Richmond, the Tri-cities, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley and even western Abbotsford have seen massive amounts of development. Even Burns Bog is being slowly chipped away, so perhaps even that cold pocket will soon be history.

I can also make more images zoomed in at smaller areas, if anyone would like (although it doesn't zoom in super close).
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Re: Metro Vancouver Land Usage 1984-2016

Postby SardisBCwxman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:16 pm

Abby_wx wrote:So it turns out that 1984 is the first year where Google has high resolution satellite imagery of the Vancouver area. I just made this GIF to show the difference in land usage between 1984 and 2016.

I put this in the climate section because I assume that UHI effect has caused increased temperatures in areas that saw the most development.

metro.gif
Almost all areas saw a major "de-greening", but particularly Richmond, the Tri-cities, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley and even western Abbotsford have seen massive amounts of development. Even Burns Bog is being slowly chipped away, so perhaps even that cold pocket will soon be history.

I can also make more images zoomed in at smaller areas, if anyone would like (although it doesn't zoom in super close).
Nice Abby_wx wouldn't mind a zoom in for Mission although I would suspect it's growth has been the slowest.
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Re: Metro Vancouver Land Usage 1984-2016

Postby Abby_wx » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:48 pm

Missionbcwx wrote:Nice Abby_wx wouldn't mind a zoom in for Mission although I would suspect it's growth has been the slowest.


Sure!

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