acquired May 18, 2000
- Landsat 7 - ETM+
- Data Date: May 18, 2000
- Visualization Date: December 21, 2011
YaoundÃ© was founded in 1888 by German traders as an agricultural research station and a base for their ivory trade. Today, YaoundÃ© is the capital and second largest city of Cameroon with an estimated population of 1,430,000. YaoundÃ© lies in the central region of Cameroon.
In this image the city is grey, brown and tan. Vegetation is green and clouds are white.
This Landsat 7 image was acquired May 18, 2000. It is a false color pan-sharpened image using ETM+ bands 7, 4, 2 and the panchromatic band. The addition of the panchromatic band sharpens the spatial resolution of the image (to 15m/pixel), but can effect the color quality; notice that the greens looks somewhat â€œmintyâ€ and the city appears more â€œbrassyâ€ than it would without the pan-sharpening process. YaoundÃ© falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 185 Row 57.
NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team