Time-lapse map chronicles decades of global change as seen from space

(Photos: Google)

Satellite imagery can serve as a time machine, revealing dramatic change in just a few seconds — but can you imagine documenting almost three decades’ worth of all that change, across most of our planet’s land mass? A team of imaging experts, computer scientists and journalists did. Now they’ve unveiled the result: a globa database of zoomable, animated satellite views known as Timelapse.

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