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

UK, South Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, West Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, East Midlands

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

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

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

UK, Yorks and Humber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, North West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

147)                  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,