Google Maps Time Lapse Shows Houston & Katy Growing

According to 2015 census numbers, Houston is the fastest growing city in America. Surrounding cities like Katy, Cypress, and Tomball are also booming. As more residents move in, new roads and schools are being built to accommodate them.

Recently, GEO Engine compiled Google Maps satellite images to create a video. In 25 seconds, the video shows 32 years of Houston community growth. Keep your eye on the Katy, Cypress, and Tomball areas. Also note substantial growth in Pearland.

As the slideshow progresses, ou can see new roads and freeways sprawling out. Communities pop up and trees come down.

Recently featured by The Houston Chronicle, the video has garnered over 11,000 views. It’s not hard to understand why: