Google Earth locations showing interesting (but perhaps less well known) changes over time

The altitude in kilometers is given for the optimum viewing point.Cut & paste the co-ordinates (given as degrees, minutes, seconds) into Google Earth.Note that the earliest available image (use clock tool) is not necessarily the best view, due to lower resolution in earlier image views

 

Please email Dr Hillary Shaw (hillshaw@aol.com) if you know of any other interestingly-changed locations visible on Google Earth

 

1)     Ireland,, Dublin, urban sprawl, alt 2.1 km, 53 22 40 N 6 19 34 W 2002

UK, Thames estuary

2)     Sheppey, coastal subsidence, alt 1.7 km, 51 22 12 N 0 55 40 E 2003

3)     Sheppey, coastal subsidence, alt 3.5 km, 51 23 41 N 0 47 28 E 2003

4)     Kent, coastal subsidence, alt 4.0 km, 51 24 27 N 0 40 10 E 2003

5)     Plumstead, urban sprawl, alt 3.8 km, 51 30 14 N 0 07 09 E 1945

6)     Olympics, topocide, alt 3.5 km, 51 32 19 N, 0 00 59 W, 1945

7)     Enfield, urban sprawl, alt 3.1 km, 51 38 56 N 0 03 21 W 1945

8)     Thurrock, deindustrialisation, alt 3.5 km, 51 30 47 N 0 29 07 E 1999

9)     Tollesbury, coastal subsidence, alt 1.2 km, 51 46 50 N 0 50 50 E 2000

UK, East Anglia

10) East Anglia, coastal erosion, alt 0.6 km, 52 20 39 N 1 41 18 E 1945

11) Littleport, urban sprawl, alt 1.9 km, 52 27 11 N 0 17 57 E 1999

12) East Anglia, coastal erosion, alt 1.2 km, 52 49 23 N 1 32 19 E 1999

13) East Anglia, coastal erosion, alt 0.4 km, 52 53 55 N 1 23 15 E 1999

UK, South West

14) Dawlish, urban sprawl, alt 2.7 km, 50 35 29 N 3 27 35 W 1945

15) Exmouth, coastal accretion, alt 2.8 km, 50 36 28 N 3 25 48 W 1945

16) Portishead, urban sprawl, alt 4.0 km, 51 29 19 N 2 45 18 W 1999

17) Corsham (Wilts), urban sprawl, alt 2.0 km, 51 25 38 N 2 12 05 W 1945

UK, South Midlands

18) Rushden, urban sprawl, alt 5.9 km, 52 17 59 N 0 35 42 W, 1945

19) Berkhampstead, urban sprawl, alt 4.0 km, 51 45 53 N 0 35 06 W 1945

20) Aylesbiry, urban sprawl, alt 3.2 km, 51 49 11 52 N 0 49 24 09 W1945

21) Hatfield, urban renewal, alt 4.4 km, 51 46 11 N 0 14 59 W 2000

22) Aylesbury, urban sprawl, alt 2.7 km, 51 47 59 N 0 43 00 W 1945

23) Northampton, urban sprawl, alt 6.1 km, 52 12 53 N 0 52 28 W 1945

24) Milton Keynes, urban sprawl, alt 5.3 km, 52 01 41 N 0 40 52 W 1945

25) Milton Keynes, urban sprawl, alt 5.7 km, 52 03 17 N 0 48 57 W 1945

26) Godmanchester, urban sprawl, alt 4.8 km, 52 19 14 N 0 09 55 W 1945

27) Huntingdon, urban sprawl, alt 3.9 km, 52 19 15 N 0 13 37 W 1945

28) Peterborough, urban sprawl, alt 5.7 km, 52 32 56 N 0 17 57 W 1945

29) St Ives, quarrying, alt 7.8 km, 52 19 23 N 0 01 10 W 1945

30) Raunds, quarrying, alt 3.2 km, 52 21 52 N 0 34 08 W 1945

31) Desborough, urban sprawl, alt 1.8 km, 52 26 52 N 0 41 23 W 2004

32) Kettering, urban sprawl, alt 5.7 km, 52 23 12 N 0 41 30 W 1945

33) Daventry, urban sprawl, alt 3.7 km, 52 15 33 N 1 09 25 W 1945

UK, West Midlands

34) Birmingham, urban sprawl, alt 3.3 km, 52 23 32 N 1 52 58 W 1945

35) Birmingham, urban sprawl, alt 5.1 km, 52 23 33 N 1 47 09 W 1945

36) Birmingham, quarrying, alt 5.4 km, 52 35 02 N 1 42 38 W 1945

37) Birmingham, urban sprawl, quarrying, alt 3.4 km, 52 37 15 N 1 56 04 W 1945

38) Worcester, urban sprawl, alt 4.1 km, 52 11 19 N 2 15 41 W 1945

39) Worcester, urban sprawl, alt 3.0 km, 52 13 05 N 2 13 06 W 1945

40) Coventry, urban sprawl, alt 5.6km, 52 16 29 N 1 32 25 W 1945

41) Coventry, deindustrialisation, alt 2.0 km, 52 24 43 N 1 36 02 W 1999

42) Meriden, quarrying, alt 2.2 km, 52 26 19 N 1 39 41 W 1999

43) Swadlincote, quarrying, alt 3.1 km, 52 45 12 N 1 32 39 W 1999

44) Lichfield, urban sprawl, alt 1.4 km, 52 40 38 N 1 50 28 W 2003

45) Telford, urban sprawl, alt 2.0 km, 52 42 03 N 2 28 32 W 1999

46) Derbyshire, quarrying, alt 5.0 km, 52 44 33 N 1 42 16 W 2003

47) Cannock, urban sprawl, alt 1.6km, 52 42 48 N 2 02 39 W 2003

48) Clipstone, deindustrialisation, alt 1.0 km, 53 09 45 N 1 06 29 W 2000

UK, East Midlands

49) Nottingham, quarrying, alt 1.9 km, 53 00 58 N 0 58 23 W 2000

50) Gainsborough, urban renewal, alt 0.8 km, 53 23 56 N 0 46 19 W 2003

51) Lincolnshire, urban sprawl, alt 1.5 km, 53 17 13 N 0 32 53 W 2003

UK, Yorks and Humber

52) S Yorks, urban sprawl, alt 1.7 km, 53 32 24 N 1 02 06 W 2002

53) Scunthorpe, urban sprawl, alt 1.5 km, 53 33 40 N 0 37 06 W 2003

54) Scunthorpe, urban sprawl, alt 2.0 km, 53 36 13 N 0 38 52 W 2003

55) Grimethorpe, quarrying, alt 4.0 km, 53 34 13 N 1 22 53 W 2003

56) Ulrome, Híness, coastal erosion, alt 0.6 km, 53 59 17 N 0 12 16 W 2003

57) W Yorks, urban sprawl alt 1.8 km, 53 39 23 N 1 31 16 W 1999

58) Wakefield, urban sprawl, alt 1.2 km, 53 41 47 N 1 29 55 W, 2002

59) Castleford, quarrying, alt 3.3 km, 53 44 58 N 1 24 22 W 2002

60) W Yorks, urban sprawl, alt 2.2 km, 53 42 15 N 1 22 54 W 2002

61) Hull, urban renewal, alt 0.7 km, 53 44 43 N 0 20 52.66 W 2003

62) Leeds, urban sprawl, alt 2.0 km, 53 44 43 N 1 31 51 W, 2002

63) Holderness, coastal erosion, alt 570m, 53 41 37 N 0 04 42 E 2003

UK, North West

64) Manchester, urban renewal, alt 2.2 km, 53 29 05 N 2 12 04 W 2000

65) Manchester, urban sprawl, alt 2.4 km, 53 30 37 N 2 18 05 W 2000

66) Manchester, quarrying, alt 1.0 km, 53 31 11 N 2 01 46 W 2000

67) Sweden, N Baltic, coastal uplift, alt 120.1 km, 65 38 36 N 22 11 11 E 2002

68) Sweden, Laholm, coastal subsidence, alt 1.0 km, 56 32 44 N 12 57 06 E 2002

69) Denmark, Agerso, coastal subsidence, alt 2.4 km, 55 14 42 N 11 10 37 E 2005

70) Denmark, Odense, coastal subsidence, alt 1.3 km, 55 00 46 N 10 18 34 E 2005

71) Denmark, Skodsberg, lake level change, alt 0.5 km, 55 49 37 N 12 33 50 E 2003

72) Netherlands,Amersfoort, urban sprawl, alt 3.2 km, 52 11 24 N 5 25 07 E 2005

73) Belgium,Charleroi, quarrying, alt 2.6 km, 50 23 44 N 4 22 11 E 2004

74) Belgium, Charleroi, urban sprawl, alt 3.0km, 50 28 35 N 4 21 44 E 2004

75) Belgium, Estaimpuis, urban sprawl, alt 0.4km, 50 42 33 N 3 15 11 E 1999

76) Germany, Ravensburg, urban sprawl, alt 1.7 km, 47 45 10 N 9 35 42 E 2000

77) Germany, Freising, urban sprawl, alt 1.4 km, 48 23 14 N 11 44 16 E 2001

78) Germany, Zeesen, urban depopulation, alt 1.2 km, 52 16 11 N 13 37 38 E 2000

79) Germany, Berlin, deindustrialisation, alt 1.1 km, 52 25 45 N 13 32 46 E 2000

80) Poland, Kolobrzeg, coastal subsidence, alt 1.7 km,54 11 37 N 15 38 16 E 2007

81) France, Sangatte, coastal erosion, alt 1.2 km, 50 55 35 N, 1 42 30 E 2002

82) France, Strasbourg, urban sprawl, alt 2.4 km, 48 32 33 N 7 39 29 E 2007

83) France, Epegny, quarrying, alt 2.1 km, 47 26 24 N 5 04 07 E 2004

84) France, N W Nantes, urban sprawl, alt 2.7 km, 47 14 16 N 1 39 28 W 2003

85) France, Loire Atlantique, subsidence, alt 2.5 km, 47 21 45 N 1 30 20 W 2002

86) Switzerland, Tavannes, quarrying, alt 4.1 km, 47 10 40 N 7 12 58 E 2003

87) Switzerland, Zurich, urban sprawl, alt 3.5 km, 47 22 57 N 8 40 34 E 2002

88) Switzerland, Eglisau, quarrying, alt 3.3 km, 47 35 47 N 8 30 45 E 2002

89) Austria, Achensee, delta growth, alt 2.4 km, 47 25 46 N 11 43 57 E 2000

90) Spain, Madrid, urban sprawl, alt 4.6 km, 40 29 56 N 3 43 02 W 2002

91) Spain, Museros, urban sprawl, alt 8.0 km, 39 34 36 N 0 19 39 W 2003

92) Spain, Valencia, urban sprawl, alt 7.7 km, 39 26 50 N 0 19 06 W 2001

93) Spain, Alicante, urban sprawl, alt 1.7 km, 38 23 44 N 0 24 48 W 2002

94) Spain, Ciudad Quesada, urban sprawl, alt 2.6 km, 38 03 07 N 0 43 06 W 2002

95) Spain, San Pedro d Pinatar, urban sprawl, alt 3.9 km, 37 53 30 N 0 58 09 W 2003

96) Italy, Chivasso, river evolution,alt 2.8 km, 45 10 50 N 7 52 22 E 2004

97) Greece, Rhodes, coastal subsidence, alt 0.2km, 36 04 58 N, 28 05 26 E, 2002

98) Greece, Lesbos, coastal subsidence, alt 0.2 km, 39 12 27 N, 26 12 19 E, 2002

99) Albania, Peqin, river evolution, alt 2.5km, 41 02 07 N 19 48 03 E 2002

100)                  Albania, Ano Porocan, river evolution, alt 2.0 km, 40 56 10 N 20 17 15 E 2007

101)                  Turkey, Kas, urban sprawl, alt 0.4 km, 36 12 12 N, 29 38 23 E, 2001

102)                  Turkey Izmit, coastal subsidence, alt 2.0 km, 40 44 22 N 29 56 54 E 2007

103)                  Jordan, Amman, urban sprawl, alt 1.6 km, 31 53 39 N 36 00 44 E 2000

104)                  Kuwait, Khiran City, urban sprawl, alt 17.3 km, 28 40 31 N 48 20 43 E 2004

105)                  Saudi, Red Sea, coastal subsidence, alt 8.1 km, 27 25 53 N 49 17 43 E 2002

106)                  Saudi, Red Sea, coastal subsidence, alt 9.6 km, 27 46 11 N 48 50 31 E 2004

107)                  Saudi, Red Sea, coastal subsidence, alt 12.0 km, 28 05 49 N 34 44 19 E 2002

108)                  Qatar, Umm Said, coast subsidence, alt 7.8km, 24 38 43 N 51 24 17 E 2005

109)                  Oman, Khasab, land reclamation, alt 5.0 km, 26 12 10 N, 56 15 06 E, 2001

110)                  Oman, Yiti, land reclamation, alt 2.7 km, 23 32 28 N, 58 40 11 E, 2004

111)                  Oman, As Sifah, urban sprawl, alt 4.4 km, 23 24 45 N, 58 47 33 E, 2002

112)                  Oman, Quryat, coastal subsidence, alt 1.8 km, 23 15 17 N, 58 55 21 E, 2002

113)                  Yemen, Aden, land reclamation, alt 8.5km, 12 49 07 N 44 59 03 E 2001

114)                  Pakistan, Gaddani, coastal erosion, alt 1.1 km, 25 07 34 N 06 44 11 E 2004

115)                  Bangladesh, Daganbhuiyan, river evín,12.0 km, 22 55 35 N 91 20 27 E 2007

116)                  Bangladesh, DhigirParBazar, river,15.7 km, 23 25 10 N 90 32 58 E 2002

117)                  Bangladesh, Madwa, river evolution,15.2 km, 23 26 24 N 90 16 27 E 2007

118)                  Bangla, Mohammadpur, urban sprawl, 1.6 km, 23 46 35 N 90 20 23 E 2003

119)                  Myanmar, Kamma, river evolution,15.2 km, 19 02 40 N 95 06 39 E 2004

120)                  Thailand, Bangkok, coast subsidence, 0.9 km, 13 30 59 N 100 33 56 E 2002

121)                  Thailand, Bangkok, coast subsidence, 2.0 km, 13 32 41 N 100 34 52 E 2002

122)                  Thail, Nakham Chai Si, urban sprawl, 2.4 km, 13 51 46 N 100 16 23 E 2002

123)                  China (Tibet), Lhasa, topocide,5.0 km, 29 37 21 N 91 04 08 E 2003

124)                  China, Mongolian border, river evolution, 48 00 56 N 118 16 16 E 2004

125)                  China, Beijing, urban sprawl, 6.5 km, 40 02 35 N 116 37 04 E 2003

126)                  Japan, Tomakomai, urban sprawl, 1.7 km, 42 41 00 N 141 41 24 E 2002

127)                  Australia, Warkworth, quarrying, 10.0km, 32 34 11 S 150 59 48 E 2002

128)                  Niue, rural depopulation, 0.7 km, 18 57 47 S 169 49 43 W 2004

129)                  Algeria, Borjd Bou Arreridj, drought, 1.8 km, 36 02 56 N 4 41 09 E, 2001

130)                  Algeria, Algiers, urban sprawl, 0.7 km, 36 45 42 N 3 13 05 E 2004

131)                  Egypt, El Ein El Sukhna, urban sprawl, 3.3 km, 29 26 12 N 32 2906 E 2003

132)                  Egypt, Cairo, urban sprawl, 24.7 km, 30 02 39 N 31 20 15 E 1972

133)                  Egypt, Nile, coastal subsidence, 82.0 km, 31 03 22 N 32 47 12 E 1972

134)                  Mauritania, Nouakchott, urban sprawl, 2.9 km, 18 06 50 N 15 57 51 W 2002

135)                  Namibia, Bogenfels, quarrying, 3.0km, 27 27 47 S 15 24 29 E 2003

136)                  USA, , Chicago, urban sprawl, 6.1 km, 41 45 59 N 88 24 48 W 1993

137)                  USA, Chicago, urban sprawl, 6.1 km, 41 43 01 N 88 25 32 W 1993

138)                  USA, Chicago, urban sprawl, 4.5 km, 41 33 26 N 88 13 42 W 1993

139)                  US, Chesapeake Bay, coast subsidence, 2.0km, 37 45 51 N 75 47 57 W 1994

140)                  USA, N Dakota, lake level change, 29.0 km, 47 55 39 N 98 25 31 W 1998

141)                  USA, Las Vegas, urban sprawl, 10.0 km, 36 17 22 N 115 18 35 W, 2003

142)                  USA, Las Vegas, urban sprawl, 16.0 km, 36 05 14 N 115 08 12 W, 2003

143)                  Dominican Rep, lake level change, 18.0 km, 18 30 37 N 71 45 27 W 2004

144)                  Haiti, Port Au Prince, delta growth, 1.1 km, 18 32 23 N 72 21 23 W, 2001

145)                  Bolivia, La Paz, urban sprawl, 6.0 km, 16 29 37 S 68 15 15 W 2002

146)                  Argentina, Guamini, lake level change, 87.0 km, 36 58 31 S 62 19 37 S 2000

Labels,

land reclamation,

coastal uplift,

coastal accretion,

delta growth,

coastal erosion,

coastal subsidence,

subsidence,

lake level change,

river evolution,

drought,

rural depopulation,

quarrying,

urban renewal,

urban sprawl,

urban depopulation,

deindustrialisation,

topocide,