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The “Greenness” of Moscow

According to many studies, people are ready to pay more for leaving in a greener area. However, how to estimate the greenness of an area? Earth remote sensing data provide this opportunity.

The map above was created using Landsat 8 data. We calculated the mean NDVI value for each district of Moscow.

You can observe the usual pattern when the area & quality of healthy vegetation increases close to the suburbs. However, there are areas with dense and health vegetation not far from the city center. This map gives some insights using objective data, i.e. physical measurements.