2013 Google has worked with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA to collect a series of satellite images from 1984 to 2012, which would form the basis of Google Earth Timelapse.
After a long period of inactivity, Google has decided to release one update Google Earth Timelapse, giving us a better view of the change of Earth.
To make this update, Google has teamed up with the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation Program and TIME to extend the years of viewing from 1984 to 2016 as well as making a better sifting through 5.000.000 satellite imagery to choose the best. Google also took care that 33 images (one per year) are not blocked by clouds.
When it will visit it Google Earth Timelapse you can zoom in on the area of the Earth you are interested in or select a location from the list below the schedule or even search in the "Search for Places" field.
Once you find your site, click the play button to start the timelapse. Speed can change from fast to medium and slow rotation, depending on your preference.
You will be able to see within a few seconds that your city is growing, major transport routes to be constructed (such as Attica, Corinth, Egnatia etc), the two central ports of Greece will change as well as a bunch of other local changes made by 1984 to date.
And if you are interested in a little beyond your area then you can discover the changes at the North and South Poles and realize what is this "global warming" that everyone is talking about.