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, Antwerp. urban sprawl, alt 9.0km, 51 16 53 N 4 16 24 E 1985

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

154)                    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,