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