Google unveils a 3-decade timelapse of the Earth

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Google has unveiled 2 minutes and 17 seconds long video to show your the 3-decade time-lapse video of the earth. Yes, you read it right. This video shows you how our earth changed in past 32 years in just 2 minutes and 17 seconds.

This video is the part of Google Earth Timelapse project. Google started this project in 2013 with US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to compile the history of satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012. Now, the company has added 4 more years (petabytes of new data) and sharper view of earth.

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Google not just added new data but also managed to compile the older images of Earth in the better way with the help of Landsat Global Archive Consolidation Program.

These images are now up on Google Earth Engine where the interactive “Timelapse” page looks like Google Earth. Just type in the name of the place you want to see and The map will start showing that place in the Timelapse video.

You can also use the slider to set it in a specific year. You can also zoom in or zoom out. You also have the option to control the speed of the video or stop it.


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