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Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico 1985
Cancun, Mexico 2014
Cancun is a resort city on the east side of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. In 1970, the population was 120 people. The city began as a tourism project in 1974. Since then, it has undergone a comprehensive transformation from being a fisherman's island surrounded by virgin forest and undiscovered shores to being one of the two most well-known Mexican resorts, along with Acapulco. In 1990 the city had grown to 167,000 inhabitants, and by 2014 to 723,000 inhabitants. These two images show the area on March 28, 1985, acquired by Landsat; and May 14, 2014, acquired by ASTER. The images cover an area of 25 x 36 km, and are located at 21.1 degrees north, 86.8 degrees west.

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Cancun, Mexico 1985 Cancun, Mexico 1985
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Cancun, Mexico 2014 Cancun, Mexico 2014
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Resolution ( 1,678 x 2,134 )

Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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