Google Earth Timelapse: Watch 30 Years of Round Rock Growth

Watch the impact of Round Rock growth over 30 years in this Google Earth Timelapse video. 

Round Rock Growth

We always knew that the city of Round Rock grew quickly, but have you actually seen it over a 30-year period?  Google recently released the Timelapse app, utilizing Google Earth to allow you to watch a 30 year growth in any location in the world.

Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time.

So we put Google Timelapse to the test and pulled up Round Rock, Texas.  I think you will be amazed to see the Round Rock growth:

We watched it over a dozen times, just to see the roads pop up so quickly!

You can go here to create your own timelapse videos.

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