Olympic Park, Sochi

Here’s a “before-and-after” view of the Olympic Park showing some of the transformation that has occurred in the vicinity of Sochi to accommodate the ongoing Winter Olympics:

Future site of Olympic Park near Sochi – 2007
Olympic Park – November 2013

Anyone else tired of figure skating and snowboarding yet?

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  1. David Manthos says:

    Hector – since we don't really specialize on urban development issues we hadn't planned on such a comparison, but the beauty of tools like Google Earth and the Landsat Archive (http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/) is that you can look yourself!

    In Google Earth you just have to turn on "historic imagery" and at Earth Explorer you just have to drop a pin on the map, go to Datasets>Landsat Archive to get access to decades of imagery.

    Please let us know what you find! This a simple but great example of skytruthing…

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