Google Earth Timelapse shows us how our planet has changed since 1984


In 2013, Google launched Timelapse — a Google Earth project that shows us how the Earth has changed in the last thirty years or so. 

Now, Google has updated Timelapse with the four past years of imagery — it now spans the period from 1984 to 2016 — and “petabytes” of new data, which includes new, sharper images. 

The imagery gives you quite an amazing view into various processes that change the shape of our planet — deforestation, glacial motion, urbanization, war. Google offers a curated selection of interesting locations and events, such as the reconstruction of the Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco or the movement of the Hourihan Glacier in AntarcticaRead more…

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