Google Earth shows the damage from climate change
Google Earth shows the damage from climate change

Google Earth is getting a new 3D time-lapse feature that allows you to monitor changes in Earth from 1984 to 2020 and understand how the devastating effects of climate change affect the Earth's geographic location.

This feature is best for observing the landscapes of our world, rather than zooming in, but instead for observing and monitoring changes in the planet from the outside, said Rebecca Moore.

As of Thursday, the 3D delay function is expected to be available via Google Earth.

To access this feature, launch Google Earth and click or tap the Voyager tab.

You can search for places of interest or take one of the five guided tours that Google organizes on changes in forests, urban development, warming temperatures, mining, renewable energy, and fragile areas.

The company said it used more than 24 million satellite images captured from 1984 to 2020 to create accelerated 3D images for Google Earth to produce 4.4 terabyte video at 1 terabyte pixel size and one million creation pixels.

The company has worked with NASA, USGS, European Commission and European Space Agency (ESA) to collect used data over time.

"3D Time Lapse and Google Earth stand for science, technology, public-private partnerships and the next generation of links between climate change and mitigation," Moore said.

It should be noted that this is not the first time that Google has adopted the time lapse technology, as the time lapse feature was released in May 2013 which can display 2D images of the earth from 1984 to 2012 and make a major update. It started in November 2016.

However, the feature announced on Thursday shows the geological changes of the Earth in a three-dimensional time sequence so that the Earth's changes can be understood in more detail.

Google also offers 800 free time lapse videos from different parts of the world.

The company aims to be used by educators, nonprofits, policymakers, and others to show how the geography of the Earth has changed over time.


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