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.