Since the launch of Google Earth, we’ve been focusing on creating a 3D world replica that reflects our planet in magnificent detail with features that amuse and allow everyone to create positive change.
Over the past 15 years, billions of people have turned to Google Earth for inspiring landscapes of our planet from countless locations. Since the launch of Google Earth, we’ve been focusing on creating a 3D world replica that reflects our planet in magnificent detail with features that amuse and allow everyone to create positive change.
In Google Earth’s biggest update since 2017, it’s now possible to see our planet in a whole new dimension – time. With Timelapse in Google Earth, 24 million satellite photos from the last 37 years have been incorporated into an interactive 4D experience. From now on, anyone can watch time unfold around the world and witness nearly four decades of planetary changes.
To explore Timelapse in Google Earth, click on g.co/Timelapse – and use the search bar to choose any place on the planet where you want to see time in motion.
Or open Google Earth and click the helm to find Timelapse in Voyager, our storytelling platform, for guided interactive journeys. We’ve also uploaded over 800 2D and 3D Timelapse videos for public use to g.co/TimelapseVideos. The user can select any video they want, such as an MP4 video ready to watch or sit back and watch the videos on YouTube. From governments and researchers to publishers, professors and lawyers, we are excited to see how people will use Timelapse in Google Earth to clarify the important issues facing our planet and society.