28 years makes a river look like a snake

Google’s “Earth Engine”, which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I’ve seen is this simple visualization of the path of this river between 1984 and 2012 as it appears to move like a snake:

river moving

You can learn more about this animation by viewing the full page for it on the Google Earth Engine site. You can also explore the Earth Engine gallery to find many other amazing animations from around the world.

(via +Chris Hadfield)

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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