Time Travel with Google Earth
Monday, 23 July was the anniversary of the Landsat satellite program, the longest running continuous acquisition of satellite images of earth surface. Over the years, Landsat has collected images offering an historic perspective of our planetary change the can help scientists, independent researchers and nations make informed economic and environmental policy decisions.
Google is working with the US Geological Survey and Carnegie Mellon University to make parts of the archive available to the public.According to Google Lat Long Blog the enormous collection of imagery will be made available in the form of time-lapse videos of the Earth surface. With them you can travel through time, from 1999-2011, to see the transformation of our planet.Deforestation, urban growth and weather patterns will be highlighted with this unique set of images.
The fully interactive tours of these time-lapse video are available via the Google Earth Engine site.