Watch: 30-year time-lapse video of Toronto on Google’s Earth Engine

A lot has changed

Google’s lesser-known Satellite-based endeavor, Earth Engine might look similar to Google Earth, but it serves a different purpose.

Where on one hand, Google Earth lets you examine maps with different terrains and 3-D buildings, Earth Engine uses time-lapse photography to look at ever-changing geospatial landscapes. The latter makes for some truly interesting footage, showing landscapes’ growth and development over many years, from the perspective of a satellite.

Take a look at Toronto’s change over the past 30 years:


 

Take a look at some other incredible timelapses:

El Sira Communal River, Peru

Alberta


 

Miami


 

Las Vegas

For more, check out Google Earth Engine.