The new Timelapse feature on Google Earth to see the biggest changes on the planet!


In the “biggest update to Google Earth since 2017,” Google added the new Timelapse feature. Timelapse in Google Earth combines 24 million satellite images from the past 37 years to create an interactive 4D model. As the name suggests, the Google Earth Timelapse feature lets you browse time-lapse snapshots showing how things have changed over the years. Timelapse in Google Earth consists of images captured from 1984 to 2020, equivalent to 20 petabytes (1 petabyte is a million gigabytes) of satellite imagery. Google took these photos and linked them to a 4.4 terapixel video. The company says this entire video is equivalent to over 5 million 4K videos. However, Google also calls Timelapse on Google Earth the largest video on the planet.


In its blog, the company has also promised annual updates to Google Earth for the next decade. You can use Google Timelapse to see how the planet has changed over the past 40 years.
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How to watch Timelapse in Google Earth

It’s easy to watch Timelapse in Google Earth. Just go to the Timelapse website, and Google Earth will download it. You can also access it via the steering wheel or the “voyager” icon in Google Earth. There are two ways to explore Timelapse. The first method is to click on the “Story” tab, choose from the given options, and start scrolling through a series of videos on the same topic.


Another way is to click on the “FEATURED LOCATIONS” tab and choose where you want to change. You can choose from 10 different themes, which are expected to increase in the future. You can turn Timelapse on or off on Earth and you can also go to a specific year by clicking on the timeline in the navigation pane on the right side.

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