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This Google Earth Tool Shows You A 37-Year Time Lapse Of Your Town

See your town transform over time in this 37-year-low-level ground view of your hometown with the use of Google Earth Tool.

By Dhruv Kapoor

Updated on 18-04-2022

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Earth is as ancient as time, and it is 4.5 billion years old. Furthermore, from the ice age to the stone age and tectonic shift to volcano eruptions, everything has happened. You can find all such information in primary school books. Change is the order of time; thus, everything is constantly evolving. Similarly, the world is also changing, both developing and deteriorating simultaneously. Researchers, scientists, and explorers observe such shifts and changes closely to build information and reports. However, you can also have a peek at what is happening around you or what significant transitions have occurred via Google Earth Tool. With this tool, you get a front-row seat to how things have evolved on your mother planet.


What is Google Earth Tool?

Google Earth Tool is a great way to view the time-lapse of previous things that happened in the past 37 years. Furthermore, the Google Earth program continues to add photos to its database. Google Earth includes a lot of intriguing features that show you how our world has changed through time. Alphabet's new creation is one of the handiest and most insightful tools in existence. Therefore, use your devices and systems to explore all parts of the earth – some in 3D – thanks to satellite images.

Moreover, for Google Earth Tool, Google uses more than 24 million satellites and has been collecting data for over four decades. In a blog post by Google, they claim that this tool can reveal problems and solutions to them as well. Henceforth, geographical history and present situation are now easy to find for your projects and research.    

Everyone can look at all the natural (beautiful or unpleasant) occurrences with the help of this tool. Furthermore, the company and the tech mammoth plan to add more images and databases over the next decade. Thus, everyone would have access to exclusive and authentic content. Also, to maintain the credibility and widespread use of the initiative, Google is collaborating with NASA. In addition, it is also partnering with the US Geological Survey's Landsat program and the European Union's Copernicus program. Apart from that, the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University is powering the time-lapse feature. 

How to use the Google Earth Tool?

  • Open your browser and search for
  • Then open the tool and in the "Search the planet" search field and type in any location you want to see.
  • After entering the location or address, Google Earth will display it in time-lapse mode.
  • You'll see the time-lapse map on the left, and on the right, you'll see the search bar.
  • The feature depicts the evolution of neighborhoods during the previous 37 years.
  • You can zoom in or out using the plus and minus buttons.
  • Furthermore, you can use the settings above the search box to play or pause the time-lapse.

That is all you need to know to have a closer look at significant shifts and changes over the years.   

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