Google Earth Engine Timelapse
Google Earth Engine Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 35 years. Google Earth Engine Timelapse is an excellent resource for demonstrating changes in places over time. The site integrates satellite images, taken over time, and stitches them together as an animation. The site integrates satellite images from 1985 to 2019. A recent update now allows you to create a link to an animation along with the ability to embed your timelapse into a website.
The website also includes links to a range of timelapse animations demonstrating significant changes on our planet. These currently include:
- coastal expansion in Dubai
- glacial retreat in Alaska
- deforestation in the state of Rondonia, Brazil
- meandering rivers in Peru
- urban growth in Las Vegas
We’ve selected a few useful timelapse videos of our own. You can access them below:
If you need to present a Google Earth Engine animation but don’t have access to a reliable internet connection, you can use screen recording software to capture changes. Below is a captured video showing changes in the Amazon rainforest overtime.
This video shows the area of the Amazon Rainforest affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.