Google Earth Timelapse is a new feature which allows you to see the earth over a time period.
Timelapse in Google Earth has been developed into an interactive, 4D experience. It has been created based on a database of 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years. This tool is available to anyone who wants to view over four decades worth of imagery, and shows planetary change.
Watch this amazing video showing Google Earth Timelapse: Brisbane, Australia.
Here’s a Google Earth timelapse of Davies Reef, Great Barrier Reef
How to Use Google Earth Timelapse
You can follow an interactive guided tour, view more featured locations and simply search for any place on the planet to see the visual time footprint.
About Google Earth
Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that shows how our planet has changed since 1984. Available for the first time in Google Earth, users can now explore the imagery on the 3D globe, giving a whole new perspective to planetary change. Explore this location and more at https://goo.gle/timelapse.
The technology behind Timelapse was developed in consultation with Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. There are five themes to explore from forest change, urban growth, warming temperatures, sources of energy and natural beauty. This data lives in Earth Engine, which is Google’s cloud platform for geospatial analysis. The project was a collaboration between NASA, and the United States Geological Survey’s Landsat program, the world’s first (and longest-running) civilian Earth observation program, and the European Union’s Copernicus program with its Sentinel satellites.