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World Expo 2010 in Shanghai – Satellitesimages monitor urban development

The central theme for the World Expo in Shanghai from 1 May to 31 October 2010 will be urban development, under the banner “Better City, Better Life”.

To mark this event, Spot Image and its Chinese subsidiary Beijing Spot Image present two Flash animations to tell the story of Shanghai’s growth with satellite imagery.


Expo 2010 Shanghai: expo site evolution …The Expo 2010 site covers 5.28 in the centre of Shanghai, on both sides of the Huang-p’u River. From 1994 to 2010, the SPOT satellites depict urban change as the future city takes shape. Factories, docks and shipyards give way to innovative architectural creations from numerous countries.

Shanghai: evolution of the city from 1994 to 2010 …From 1994 to 2010, the SPOT satellites reveal the rapid growth of a city that today generates 20% of China’s industrial production and has become the world’s number one port. In 15 years, the farming belt has disappeared.