Some amazing “before and after” images in Google Earth

One of my favorite features in Google Earth is the historical imagery. Being able to go back in time and see how a location looked years earlier is very cool.  With that in mind, the folks at Mashable put together a list of “11 shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos“.


The majority of what they show are things we’ve highlighted over the years: the post-earthquake changes in Haiti, the northeast United States after Hurricane Sandy, post-earthquake imagery in Japan, images after the 2011 tornado in Joplin, images after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, and a handful of other examples.

It really helps to show the power of Google Earth, and just how striking the historical imagery can be.  You can find similar visualizations using Google’s Timelapse project, and then check out this full article for yourself on Mashable.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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