Texans certainly know how much their state is growing. We see it in cities both large and small on a daily basis. But now, with the help of Google, we can see that growth over three decades.
Google recently released "Timelapse," a feature of Google Earth. The new "view" allows users to see more than three decades of growth and development. The time-lapse uses more than 5 million images to show vast growth throughout the planet.
And the Roundrock/North Austin area? Holy cow. Major highways and roads pop up in a matter of years, with massive new developments not far behind.
And while there are still vast swaths of land in the state, most of the action, jobs and growth take place in the cities. Even areas like Midland and El Paso see impressive growth in a short amount of time.
Want to check out another area? Just head to Google Timelapse. But be warned: your actual time lapses pretty quickly while playing around on this thing!