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Travel back in time with Google Street View (video)

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Travel back in time with Google Street View 

In Google Street View move slider on image to watch a place travel through time and experience time travel. (Source: Google)


Time travel with Google Street View 

Google Map's popular Street View has added time travel as a feature allowing viewers to go back into the past and view how a place has changed year-by-year.  Google Street View has been collecting images of places for seven years since 2007 and these are used in the new feature. (article continued below after video)

Some of the notable changes that can be viewed include reconstruction in Japan after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. You can witness the construction of important landmarks such as the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 Brazil World Cup Stadium. You can even experience different seasons and see what it would be like to drive through the countryside in Europe during the summer, spring, winter or fall. 

The new feature has also been compared to a “digital time capsule of the world” or a "digital timeline of recent history."  In the future the new time travel feature will allow you to walk through the memories of your old neighbourhood

To use the new feature, click on the clock icon in the upper left-hand of a Street View image and move the slider through time to rewind to the past or fast forward to the present.  

Destruction in Onagawa, Japan after the 2011 earthquake. (Source: Google)

Construction of the Freedom Tower, New York City. (Source: Google)

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allow: to let somebody/something do something; to let something happen or be done - อนุญาต, ยอมรับ

collect: to gather together a group/set/amount of things, often of the same sort - สะสม, เก็บรวบรวม

construction: the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc. - การก่อสร้าง

countryside: outside of cities and towns, in farming or mountain area, in rural area - ชนบท, บ้านนอก, ต่างจังหวัด

destruction: when something is destroyed - การทำลาย, ภาวะที่ถูกทำลาย

devastating: damaging badly or destroying - ทำลายล้าง

earthquake: a sudden shaking movement of the ground - แผ่นดินไหว

experience: to have something happen to you or to live through some event - ประสบ

feature: to include someone or something as an important part - ทำให้เด่น

icon: a small symbol on a computer screen that usually represents a program or a file - รูปสัญลักษณ์บนจอคอมพิวเตอร์

image: a photograph, painting, or other work of art that represents a person or thing - รูปภาพ

landmark: a building or place that is easily recognised, especially one which you can use to judge where you are - สถานที่ที่เป็นจุดสังเกต

memory: something that you remember from the past; the ability to remember information, experiences and people - ความจำ

neighbourhood: a particular area of a city or town - ละแวก, ย่าน

notable: someone/something important and worth knowing about; noteworthy - ซึ่งมีชื่อเสียงโดดเด่น, ซึ่งมีความสามารถ

popular: a situation in which someone or something is liked by many people - เป็นที่นิยม, เป็นที่ชื่นชอบ

present: this time, happening now, happening currently - ปัจจุบันนี้

recent: happening or starting a short time ago - เร็วๆ นี้

reconstruction: the process of building or creating something again that has been damaged or destroyed - การสร้างใหม่, การประกอบใหม่

season: a period of time during the year - ช่วงเวลา, ระยะเวลา, ฤดูกาล

slider: a thing on the computer screen you can move with your mouse to control something - สไลเดอร์, เครื่องเล่นเแบบลื่นไถลเล่น

stadium: a large closed area of land with rows of seats around the sides and often with no roof which is used for sports events and musical performances - สนามกีฬาที่มีอัฒจันทร์โดยรอบ

time travel: going back to a time in the past and being and living there for a time - การเดินทางข้ามเวลา

timeline: a plan of when something should happen or how much time something should take -

tower: a tall narrow building or part of a building, especially of a church or castle - หอสูง,หอคอย,เจดีย์

witness: to see something happen - มองเห็น, เป็นพยาน

year-by-year: going from one year to another year.... and so on -

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