See how much the world has changed in 34 years with Google Timelapse

For better or for worse!

Working with multiple agencies around the world including NASA, the US Geological Survey, the European Commission, and the European Space Agency, Google has developed a new Timelapse tool using 24 million satellite images collected from 1984 to 2020.



From changing forests to growing cities, it’s hard to escape the obvious commentary that Timelapse in Google Earth is stating; that humanity has created a profound impact on the Earth and that impact is far from positive. Sometimes though, we should be reminded of this fact. Climate change, pollution, and deforestation aside, it’s a pretty cool tool and spans the entire globe. You can even see how much Barrie has grown since 1984!

Head over to the website now and check out some of the featured stories like Fragile Beauty or start searching up your own locations!


Featured image courtesy of Google Earth via earth.google.com