3D timelapse feature has just been added to Google Earth to help you keep track of changes around your home or anywhere since 1984.
Accordingly, the Timelapse feature will update all visible changes from the satellite. It could be the emergence of new roads, new neighborhoods or a transformation of glaciers, forests under the influence of climate change from 1984 to 2020.
This is considered the biggest update of Google Earth ever. The timelapse videos were created with a huge database of more than 24 million photos by Google and the US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the European Union (EU).
To experience the feature, you will need to visit Google Earth then go to the “Google Earth Engine” section and select “Timelapse”. In the search box, you will enter the name of the area you want to see or manually search. You can also adjust the speed of the Timelapse to see the video faster or slower. The feature is available on both computers and phones.
According to Google, this feature will help users observe the changing environment, thereby raising the user’s awareness of environmental protection. Before that, users can also view past images on google map but in plain image data form.
Google is currently undergoing a major update for most of the major apps. Most recently, Google Photos also made a big change when it added video editing features.