Timelapse Google Earth Engine

A)Timelapse Google Earth Engine. B)Timelapse Google Earth Engine. In 2013, we released Google Earth Timelapse, our most comprehensive picture of the Earth’s changing surface. This interactive experience enabled people to explore these changes like never before—to watch the sprouting of Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier and the impressive urban expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, we’re making our largest update to Timelapse yet, with four additional years of imagery, petabytes of new data, and a sharper view of the Earth from 1984 to 2016. We’ve even teamed up again with our friends at TIME to give you an updated take on compelling locations.

Timelapse Google Earth Engine

B)Timelapse Google Earth Engine. Meandering river in Nyingchi, Tibet, China.

C)Leveraging the same techniques we used to improve Google Maps and Google Earth back in June, the new Timelapse reveals a sharper view of our planet, with truer colors and fewer distracting artifacts. A great example of this is San Francisco and Oakland in California:

San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge reconstruction [view in Timelapse].

D)There’s much more to see, including glacial movement in Antarctica, urban growth, forest gain and loss, and infrastructure development:.

Nuflo de Chavez, Bolivia [view in Timelapse].