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Monday, 5 December 2016

Google's New "Timelapse" Feature

Wow. Check out Fort McMurray, AB, Canada. Fascinating! 

Google has recently released a Google Earth feature called, "Timelapse," which is a good thing in a bad way - since it allows users to see how the globe has changed over the past 32 years. In other words, how humans have slowly modified their space on earth.

Combining over 5 million satellite images acquired over the past three decades by 5 different satellites, Timelapse lets viewers witness the growth of areas in their region.

The global, zoomable video is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab's Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time.

We added a Timelapse for a place closer to home; Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, which was quite interesting. But there were even more fascinating ones we have since discovered such as a lake in Bolivia vanishing or cities growing spectacularly in China and a few more!



Toronto Pearson International Airport, Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada





Lago Poopó, Bolivia







Chongqing, China





North-east Greenland






Fort McMurray, AB, Canada





Source(s): chron | earthengine | theguardian | 

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