Google Earth is an amazing tool to visualize trends and growth when it comes to real estate. In the past we’ve shown you some tools that use historical imagery to show how things have changed, such as Google’s Timelapse project and this impressive visualization of urban growth in Spain.
Today we wanted to show you three impressive videos that use Google Earth to show historical real estate information in a very compelling way. They take three major american cities (Chicago, New York, San Francisco) and show the growth of them over the past 150 years. The videos begin with a flat city, then slowly begin dropping in colored polygons for the buildings in the order in which they were built.
It’s an impressive set of videos and a very effective way to show this kind of growth.
You can read more about these on The Source website.
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.