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

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

UK, South Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, West Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, East Midlands

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

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

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

UK, Yorks and Humber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK, North West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

150)                    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,