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คุณลักษณะใหม่ที่น่าทึ่งของ Google Earth แสดงให้เห็นว่าโลกมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงอย่างไรตลอด 37 ปี

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Whether we admit it or not, many of us have visited Google Earth and used it to check out places near and far with a bird’s-eye view.

Whether it was our very own neighbourhood, or a city on the completely opposite side of the planet, most of us have at least spent some time taking in the sights of these places with a bird’s-eye view through the screens of our computers or smartphones.

Now, Google Earth has enhanced the experience by introducing a sweet new feature that will let users go back in time and see what the whole world used to looked like, and how it has evolved over the past 37 years.

IMAGE: Google Earth

The feature is called Timelapse, and it works exactly how you might imagine it to. Google says that it has taken over 20 million satellite photos gathered since 1984 and embedded them into Google Earth, which now allows users to watch a live replay of how the entire planet has changed since then.

Google Earth explained that they worked with Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab on the technology that now enables Timelapse, and then collaborated with them again to give the changes on screen distinct narratives.

The project ended up with five themes regarding the changes occurring throughout the planet – forest change, urban growth, warming temperatures, sources of energy, and the world’s fragile beauty. Google Earth will now allow users to go on theme-specific tours to help them better understand what’s happening and how communities are affected by them.

How do I access Timelapse?

To use the new feature, just click this link, or head to Google Earth and access Timelapse from the Voyager area (you can get there by clicking on the steering wheel icon) in both desktop or mobile modes.

IMAGE: Google Earth

Once you’re in the Timelapse zone, simply use the search bar to look up any location on the planet that you want to check out, or let Google guide you via their suggestions for featured locations and events.

Once you find the location you want to observe, you can use the navigational tools at the bottom to play a timelapse or skip to any year you want.

IMAGE: Google Earth

If you don’t want to bother with tweaking the Timelapse controls yourself, Google has also uploaded more than 800 pre-rendered Timelapse videos that you can view on YouTube, which all come in either 2D or 3D versions that you can download.

For sure, the new Timelapse feature is nothing short of cool. If you’re curious about the evolution of the planet over the past 37 years, or if you’re just simply looking for something to kill time with, definitely check it out for some really insightful visuals.

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Cover image sourced from Screenshot from Google Earth Timelapse.

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