Google Earth's New Feature: Time

For the past 15 years, billions of people have turned to Google Earth to explore our planet from endless vantage points. In the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017, you can now see our planet in an entirely new dimension - time.

With Timelapse in Google Earth, 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years have been compiled into an interactive 4D experience. Now anyone can watch time unfold and witness nearly four decades of planetary change.


To explore Timelapse in Google Earth, go to g.co/Timelapse - you can use the handy search bar to choose any place on the planet where you want to see time in motion, says Google's blogpost.


Or open Google Earth and click on the ship’s wheel to find Timelapse in our storytelling platform, Voyager, to see interactive guided tours. They have also uploaded more than 800 Timelapse videos in both 2D and 3D for public use at g.co/TimelapseVideos. You can select any video you want as a ready-to-use MP4 video or sit back and watch the videos on YouTube.


Here's Google's video explaining and demonstrating what they're up to:


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