Guangdong Satellite Imagery 1985 – 2017

A new area of interest has been developing for me. Could I look at satellite imagery and find interesting things? With a historical bent, I thought I could look at satellite images over time, and see what I could do. This is an experiment, and I’m starting with Guangdong, looking at the massive changes in China since its reform and opening. Good satellite images begin from 1980s, and I start with 1985. Witness the “farmlands to factories” and into the current Pearl River Delta urban conurbation that is probably the largest in the world.

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Guangdong 1985

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Guangdong 1990

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Guangdong 1995

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Guangdong 2000

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Guangdong 2005

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Guangdong 2010

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Guangdong 2015

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Guangdong 2017

If you have ideas about how I could take it further, let me know!

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