You don’t need The Doctor or Doc Brown to travel back in time, Google has you covered!
Google Street View has been a very popular and useful application on offer by Google, so to see more in-built features can be quite useful and enhance the experience for the user. The new feature allows the user to look at locations from as far back as 2007 (although not exactly 1950’s) it is still very interesting to see such things like construction work on a slab of cement turn into a large building.
To use the new feature, you will need Google Maps for a desktop PC. Then, when you click on a location, select the Street View imagery. If you see a clock icon in the top left corner of the image, click it, and you’ll be able to move the slider through time. Every thumbnail will show the same location in a previous time.
Although you are unable to move around due to the new graphics being a still image, it is very interesting to see the growth of modern structures or just to see what has changed! For example, using the feature you will be able to see the building of the Freedom Tower in New York from the very beginning of its creation. Other points of interest are the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza Brazil, as well as the aftermath of a natural disaster, like the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Japan.
Like the idea? Check it out yourself! Find anything interesting? Let us know!