A new website lets users pinpoint their home city and then see where it was located during the time of the dinosaurs, as well as during other periods of time across ancient Earth. The map shows how continents and ice have changed over time.
The map was created using data and research from the Northern Arizona University, Ian Webster, the former Google engineer behind the project, says. The website allows you to jump through different times in history, including when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, when they went extinct, and even when the first flowers or reptiles roamed the planet.
It’s an in-depth piece of software that really goes deep in showcasing how ancient Earth evolved and changed to become the planet that we know and see today, and even how ancient life evolved. There are also several options to showcase the clouds, make them brighter, and even show the equator for an easier way to see the changes and how massive they were as the continents and landmasses shifted.
The map allows you to easily locate states, countries, Australia, Russia and China. It’s honestly really intriguing to see just how much the Earth has changed since those ancient times, and it really puts everything into perspective.
The featured globe on the website is fully rotatable. You can spin it around like a globe that stands alone. The map will show you which dinosaurs once lived in that area, as well as the fossils still found there. If you’ve ever wondered where your home was during those ancient times on Earth, this map can help give you some answers.
The geological model is visualized by a map created by paleogeographer and geologist Christopher Scotese. This all comes together nicely, creating an easy-to-use tool.
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