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Google Earth Timelapse

Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time.

Over 5 million satellite images acquired over the past three decades by 5 different satellites. The majority of the images come from Landsat since the 1970s. For 2015 and 2016, it´s combined Landsat 8 imagery with imagery from Sentinel-2A.

  Download satellite images of Sentinel 2A

Google Earth Engine is a computing platform that allows users to run geospatial analysis on Google’s infrastructure.

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