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Thursday, December 1, 2016

193 Short Timelapse Videos of Our Changing World

On Tuesday Google announced the publication of new Google Earth timelapse imagery. The new imagery shows the how the physical geography of the Earth has changed over the last 32 years. You can see this imagery on the Google Earth Engine website or you can view it as a series of 193 short videos on YouTube.

The new Google Earth timelapse imagery features cityscapes and landscapes. You can find imagery of cities like Miami and San Franscisco as well as imagery of things like the Columbia Glacier in Alaska.


Applications for Education
The fairly obvious use of this imagery is to prompt students to investigate the causes of changes to the land shown in the imagery. Or you could simply use it to show students the effects of erosion on a coast.