Google Earth Engine Timelapse: Romeoville Town Development

By Lauren Yard

This Google Earth Engine Timelapse covering the development of Romeoville, IL shows the full scale of development in the community since 1984. The population grew by more than 171 percent between 1990 and 2012.

As the number of people and families has grown over the past few decades, a number of towns in the Chicago suburbs have been developed and re-zoned to replace farm lands with new neighborhoods for the booming populations.