Unusual map from Google. See how the world around you has changed
Google employees have gone to great lengths to wade through nearly a petabyte of data (1,000 terabytesó(w) to select the best, sharpest, cloud-free images from the five róng satellitesów. All to the Google Earth Engine project, in whichóThe final tally is more than five millionóIn satellite photography. The first images go back to 1984.
Thanks to Google Earth Engine, we can see changes over 32 years anywhere on Earth. Beyond urban sprawl, striking images show the scale of human devastation of the environment.
Google has selected the best videos and they are available on their channel on You Tube. Here are some of the most interesting timelapsesów.