30 Years of Growth of Michigan’s Thumb
With Google, you can now see how Michigan’s Upper Thumb region has changed in the past 30 years. Google’s Earth Engine gives a global time-lapse view built from annual composites of Landsat satellite images. Watch the growth of Michigan’s Thumb across Huron County’ s landscape beginning as early as 1984.
Zoom In For Detail
Once you click on and view the map you can zoom into any specific area of the Thumb. Watch trees disappear and new buildings appear. I was amazed at the increase in tree cover at Sleeper State Park and the growth of Caseville.
You can change the view to any part of the world. The Engine does show startling changes of building and growth in Southeast Michigan and near our major cities.
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