Data visualization guru and cartographer John Nelson recently downloaded twelve cloud-free satellite photograph mosaics of Earth showing what our planet looks like in each month of the year.He then combined them into animated GIFs that show the steady pulse of seasons.Because of this, the Giftypedia decided to create a Dating Anniversary Table in the spirit of the traditional wedding anniversary table.
Google today released an "interactive timelapse experience" that allows users to explore millions of satellite images captured over the last quarter-century -- 25 years of immense growth and destruction. Google started sorting through a collection of 2,068,467 images back in 2009 -- 909 terabytes of data, according to Google -- finding the highest quality pixels (which is to say, shots not obscured by clouds), "for every years since 1984 and for every spot on Earth." They then rendered that data into annual whole-Earth shots, 1.78 terapixels each.
"We believe this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public," Google said in a statement. In the end, Google partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to create the HTML5 interactive, now available on Google's Timelpase site."Much like the iconic image of Earth from the Apollo 17 mission--which had a profound effect on many of us--this time-lapse map is not only fascinating to explore," Google Earth's Rebecca Moore writes, "but we also hope it can inform the global community's thinking about how we live on our planet and the policies that will guide us in the future."Here are seven of the most dramatic changes, presented in GIF form.
About half of all CO emission is of human origin, and much of this is created in large fires.
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The photos used in the timelapse GIFs were grabbed from a NASA website called “Blue Marble Next Generation.” It’s a database showing Earth’s surface at a global scale with an extremely high resolution (500m/pixel) for each month of 2004.
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