Google and NASA have recently teamed up to develop just about the coolest thing we’ve seen recently.
Thanks to over 5 million satellite images from 5 different satellites, you can now watch China’s unprecedented urban development over the past 30 years rush by your eyes in matter of seconds. Blink and you miss millions of people moving from the countryside to the city.
The sophisticated Google Earth Engine software allows you to zoom in and track the changes occurring anywhere on Earth since 1984. Obviously, the surface of China tends to stand out most.
Here are some of our favorite China timelapses:
Lose 30 minutes playing around with the software yourself here.
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