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