ProPublica Landsat Las Vegas

A still image from the ProPublica interactive graphic “Welcome to Las Vegas*

Jun 4, 2015 • ProPublica has put together an interactive graphic called “Welcome to Las Vegas*” that uses 40 years worth of Landsat data, together with a graphic representation of the city’s changing skyline and its water use statistics.

As part of ProPublia’sKilling the Colorado” investigation, viewers can watch the footprint of the city grow on the Landsat images, while its skyline swells and its water consumption rises and then plateaus.