Temporal Earth: data-driven animations of history

Temporal Earth turns the dates and places of history into interactive data-driven animations in space and time. The result is similar to Google Earth, but with the additional ability to travel through time and see history unfold before your eyes.

Our flagship visualisation is time-machine.earth, and combines a vast range of datasets into a visual synthesis of Australian history: convict ships, explorers, expanding pastoral settlement, Gold Rush sites, telegraph lines, railways, air routes, and WW2 bombings of northern Australia. The timeline can be zoomed in to view a year, month or day, or zoomed out to see the 65,000-year antiquity of human arrival in Australia.