On Thursday, a new feature was touted as the most significant update to Google Earth in the past five years.
According to Google, the tool is a complex project, drawing its information from 24 million satellite images each year from 1984 to 2020. The project is carried out with various government agencies around the world (including NASA, the Geological Survey of the USA, and the European Union).
Google’s goal is to create a powerful and interactive way of observing changes in our world over time so that people can gain a deeper understanding of the impact of humans and natural phenomena on earth. After all, it’s one thing to hear the rainforest shrink or glaciers melt, but watching it ripple in front of your eyes is something else entirely.
Carnegie Mellon University also contributed to the project. Natalie Mahowald, a professor of engineering and climate scientists at Cornell University, called the project a great success.
After seeing a preview of the new feature, he told the Associated Press: “This is amazing.” “Due to the large scale of time and space, trying to get people to understand the extent of climate change and land use issues is very difficult. Yes. This will not surprise me that software can change many people’s perception of the scale of human impact on the environment “.
Time-lapse satellite imagery has been used to compare and contrast the effects of climate change, and changes are occurring in many parts of the world. Most scientists believe that pollution is caused primarily by human activities.
Google Earth has 3 billion smartphone users and they can witness the melting of glaciers around the world, the disappearance of forests, changes in energy use, etc.
There will be a storytelling mode that will highlight 800 different locations in 2D and 3D. You can also watch videos through Google’s YouTube product.
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