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

18)  Kemble (Wilts/Glos) quarrying, alt 12.0 km, 51 39 20 N 1 56 25 W 1986

19)  Chippenham (Wilts) urban sprawl, alt 2.6 km, 1945

20)  Bishops Cleeve (Glos) urban sprawl, alt 3.8 km, 51 56 50 N 2 03 30 W 1945

UK, South Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, West Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, East Midlands

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

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

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

UK, Yorks and Humber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, North West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

81)  Germany, Dessau-Breslau, urban depopulation, alt 2.0 km, 51 49 39 N 12 13 24 E, 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

100)                    Italy, La Spezia, urban depopulation, alt 2.0 km, 44 05 56 N 9 49 03 E 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

140)                    Dem Rep Congo, Kindu-Port Empain, 500m, 2 57 02 S 25 55 54 E 2003

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

142)                    Canada, Warman, urban sprawl, 5.0 km, 52 19 14 N 106 34 31 W 2004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

153)                    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,