#Science #GoogleEarth – Latest Google Earth Timelapse Shows How Earth Will Look Like After 30 Years : The latest Google Earth timelapse can let people see the view of the Earth years from now. It is an update to a version released in 2013 and, according to the search engine, gives a “sharper view of our planet.”
In fact, Google unveils a three-decade timelapse of the Earth. It clearly shows the cramming of human progress and destruction into 10-second bites.
The Google Earth Timelapse
The images are up on Google Earth Engine, where the interactive “Timelapse” page basically looks like Google Earth, but with a draggable timeline and a “play” button.
Google has even highlighted a few spots where viewers can watch a glacier melt away into nothingness or check out pretty much anywhere in China, which looks like a game of SimCity.
As Time reported, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have collated and assembled millions of high-definition images to reveal the slow but steady alteration of our world.
While the people at Google have finished, turning the usually choppy, sometimes-hazy images into smoothly streaming videos, revealing decades of topographic changes in 10-second sweeps.
Latest Google Earth Timelapse Shows How Earth Will Look Like After 30 Years
According to a report from New Atlas, Earth is very hard to visualize what will it look like after a long period of time. Not until Google unveils their new service called the Timelapse, cramming 32 years of human progress and destruction into 10-second bites. The video is comprised of over 5 million satellite images, most of which are thanks to the Landsat project.
With the high-resolution images of the last couple of years coming from the upgraded Landsat Global Archive Consolidation Program. Landsat satellites are rotating fleet of four different spacecraft.
These were stitched together using the Google’s Earth Engine to form 33 mosaics. Each represents a year from 1984 to 2016. The end result is a scrollable, zoomable video of the planet’s surface. Source: Itechpost