A new satellite imaging program launched by Google this week gives a sense of the rapid pace of change and development in Northeast B.C.
This week, Google unveiled Earth Engine, a searchable interface drawing on more than five million satellite images going back three decades. Much of the data comes from the Landsat satellite, a USGS/NASA Earth observation program launched in the 1970s.
The program gives an eyeopening look at the pace of development in Northeast B.C. Cities grow, roads push into the hinterlands, seismic lines chart oil and gas development, mines expand into the Earth (and mysteriously, winter never appears).
We’ve picked out five time lapses that show how the region’s major cities and resource regions have changed. See anything? Let us know in the comments.
Fort St. John
One Island Lake