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Google Earth releases timelapse of Toronto over the last 35 years (VIDEO)

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DH Toronto Staff Apr 25, 2019 9:15 am 586

Google Earth Timelapse was first launched in 2013, but just in time for Earth Week 2019 they’re back with an update.

In case you haven’t spent the last five years frantically searching for satellite images of urban and rural development, the program “compiles images of Earth taken from space into an interactive experience, showcasing the ongoing changes of our planet.”

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Basically, a 15-second gif of some 15 million satellite images are used to create 35 cloud-free images that showcase all the development changes our city has seen over the past 35 years. And let’s just say, we’ve grown up a little bit since the early 80s.

The Timelapse update also includes:

  • New imagery for 2017 and 2018
  • Mobile web (Earth is no longer trapped on your desktop)

Of course, Google Earth Timelapse hasn’t limited itself just to our great city, the program allows you to check out the last 35 years of development around the globe.

Start with the video of Toronto below, and then skip to your other favourite cities in the world to see how much they’ve changed too.

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