HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Using satellite data that's been kept for decades, a new Google Earth project is showing users the growth of towns and cities across Hawaii -- and America -- over the last 32 years.
Google Earth's Timelapse is a 'global, zoomable video' that uses satellite images to show the year-to-year growth of almost any place in the world.
The maps were made with help from Carnegie Mellon University, which has developed a technology to help pan over satellite landscapes through time.
For the project, the two groups say they combined more than 5 million satellite images that were taken with 5 different satellites.
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