Understand the causes of Earth’s change – Earthtopomaps

Understand the causes of Earth’s change – Earthtopomaps

As far as we know, Timelapse in Google Earth is the largest video on the planet, of our planet. And creating it required out-of-this-world collaboration. This work was possible because of the U.S. government and European Union’s commitments to open and accessible data. Not to mention their herculean efforts to launch rockets, rovers, satellites and astronauts into space in the spirit of knowledge and exploration. Timelapse in Google Earth simply wouldn’t have been possible without NASA and the United States Geological Survey’s Landsat program, the world’s first (and longest-running) civilian Earth observation program, and the European Union’s Copernicus program with its Sentinel satellites.

An inside look at Google Earth. With mountains, valleys, buildings and more, Timelapse videos are draped over our planet using advanced 3D graphics rendering techniques. At any given moment, the correct videos for your location:. View angle and zoom-level are seamlessly stitched together on the fly to compose Timelapse in:. Google Earth, updated as you pan, zoom and explore.

24 million satellite images from 1984 to 2020 were analyzed, and we identified and removed artifacts in the imagery, like clouds. We then computed a single representative pixel for every location on the planet, and for every year from 1984-2020 to produce our global, cloud-free Timelapse experience. 

Timelapse also reveals beautiful natural geologic processes, such as the beach sands of Cape Cod slowly shifting south. This footprint of time is captured in our featured locations collection, “Mesmerizing Changes.” 

What will you do with Timelapse?

We invite anyone to take:. Timelapse into their own hands and share it with others whether you’re marveling at changing coastlines. Following the growth of megacities, or tracking deforestation. Timelapse in Google Earth is about zooming out to assess the health and well-being of our only home. And is a tool that can educate and inspire action. 

Visual evidence can cut to the core of the debate in a way that words cannot. And communicate complex issues to everyone. Take, for example, the work of Liza Goldberg who plans to use Timelapse imagery to teach climate change. Or the 2020 award-winning documentary “Nature Now” that uses satellite imagery to show humanity’s growing footprint on the planet.

Timelapse for the next decade to come

In collaboration with our partners, we’ll update Google Earth annually with new Timelapse imagery throughout the next decade. We hope that this perspective of the planet will ground debates. Encourage discovery and shift perspectives about some of our most pressing global issues.

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Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface from the global scale to the local scale.

This update adds two additional years of imagery to the time-series visualization, now spanning from 1984 to 2018. Along with mobile support and visual upgrades to make exploring more accessible and intuitive.

B) Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

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Timelapse provides a comprehensive picture of our changing Earth. Including stunning phenomena like the sprouting of Dubai’s Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier and the impressive urban expansion of Las Vegas. Nevada (seen below).

C) Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

D) Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

Using Google Earth Engine. Google’s cloud platform for petabyte-scale geospatial analysis, we combined more than 15 million satellite images (roughly 10 quadrillion pixels). To create the 35 global cloud free images that make up Timelapse. These images come from the U.S. Geological Survey/NASA Landsat and European Sentinel programs. Once again. We joined forces with our friends at Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab. Whose Time Machine video technology makes Timelapse interactively explorable.

Today’s update also adds mobile and tablet support, making it a little easier for you to explore.

Chrome and Firefox reinstated support for autoplay (with sound muted), so we’ve added mobile support with this latest update.

Earth Timelapse, now available on phones and tablets, includes a handy new “Maps Mode”. Toggle to let you navigate the map using Google Maps.

The design of the new Timelapse interface leverages Material Design with simple. Clean lines and clear focal areas. So you can easily navigate the immense dataset. We contributed this new user interface to the open-source Time Machine project. Used by Carnegie Mellon and others. Read more about our design approach at Google Design Encourage discovery, and inform the global community’s thinking about how we live on our planet.

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Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface from the global scale to the local scale.

Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface from the global scale to the local scale.

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lGoogle’s cloud platform for petabyte-scale geospatial analysis, we combined more than 15 million satellite images (roughly 10 quadrillion pixels).

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lGoogle’s cloud platform for petabyte-scale geospatial analysis, we combined more than 15 million satellite images (roughly 10 quadrillion pixels).

Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface from the global scale to the local scale.

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