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Urbanization near Portland Oregon


Conversion of both forested and agricultural cover types to urbanized landscapes occurs around Portland, Oregon.  In this exaggerated color scheme, agricultural fields appear as white, light pink, and light purple.  As urbanization occurs, colors turn to darker purple and blue.  Forest begins as dark and light green.  

The transitions are subtle at first glance, but running the movie several times will allow you focus on areas of particularly fast transition to urbanized landscape conditions. 

 

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