I was interested to see how much housing had been developed along the coastline, and noticed that several homes had been built in a high flood-risk/coastal erosion area. I am curious as to how satellite imagery will be used more and more to make decisions where to expand cities in the future!
With Google Engine Earth Timelapse, I looked at the UNESCO World Heritage city of Santiago de Queretaro in Queretaro, Mexico. The amount of development between 1984 and 2018 is staggering! What stood out to me was the green in the 2018 shot–what are those planned green spaces?
I used Google Engine Earth Timelapse to explore the construction of the new eastern span replacement of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Although the construction started in 2002 and was completed in 2013, I only noticed changes in the images starting in 2004.
I used Google Earth Engine Timelapse to examine urban development on Roosevelt Island (Manhattan) and Vernon Blvd. (Queens). Both communities run along the East River in New York City near ConEdison’s Training Facility. This was also the area where Amazon planned to build HQ2 NYC.
I used Google Earth Engine Timelapse to view the rising water level of Lake Michigan from 2008 to 2018. This year, Lake Michigan is near record high levels which has caused severe erosion along the shoreline in my town and neighboring communities in northwest Indiana. I also marked the location of my library.