Google timelapse shows how our world has changed •

Google timelapse shows how our world has changed


Google Timelapse releases new footage today. Timelapse is the absolutely fascinating annual footage that Google releases every year. It’s a global, zoomable video which shows us how our world has changed over the past 32 years, consisting of mosaics from the years 1984 – 2016.

Google sources their data from Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology that creates zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time.

Google combined over 5 million satellite images acquired over the past three decades by 5 different satellites, including Landsat, the USGS/NASA Earth Observation Program and the European Commission and European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite.

See more of this amazing project over at Google or their YouTube highlights page.

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