Watch Canberra grow with Google Earth Timelapse

Nic Crowther
Thu 01 Dec

Let's face it, Canberra has changed a lot over the last 30 years. 

To see just how much ahs changed, the latest update to Google Earth, Timelapse, brings a bird's-eye view of the city since a time when politicians inhabited the original Parliament House.

 

 

Much like Google Maps, you can click and drag around the region to see other changes (the subtle build-up of Murrumbateman is one that might slip by!). Sadly, the zoom is not as good as you might expect. To go in any closer might have required significantly more than the THREE QUADRILLION PIXELS (!!!) that this update required, but the software is also limited to the resolution of satellites from decades ago.

 

 

Worth noting are a few areas around the city:

- Construction of the new Parliament House

- The development of Jerrabomberra

- Updates to the airport

- Construction of Kingston Foreshore

- The emergence of Gungahlin

- The impact of the 2003 bushfires

- and the subsequent development of Molonglo

Have fun!

[Google Earth Timelapse]