Vancouver grew from a settlement that had formed around a logging sawmill in western Canada in 1867.
The city of Vancouver was formally incorporated in 1886 after it was announced that a railhead would reach the locale. Today, Vancouver is a coastal seaport city with an estimated population of over 640,000.
In this image Vancouver appears grey and white. Vegetation is green, water is blue and bare ground is tan.
This Landsat 5 image was acquired August 7, 2011. This natural colored image was created using TM bands 3, 2 and 1. Vancouver falls on WRS-2 Path 47 Row 26.
Wikipedia. Vancouver. Accessed Dec. 13, 2011 [external link]
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