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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

152)                    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,