Virginia in 1995. Image created with Google Earth Engine.

We first published this post on June 4, 2013. It's still interesting and informative, so we're sharing it again.

Google’s global 1984-2012 satellite timelapse shows remarkable growth in Northern Virginia. Take a look.

The most striking change is vast land development in Loudoun County, but that’s not the only visible growth. You can also see expansion of Tysons Corner (lower right), construction of the Dulles Greenway toll road, the airport’s new western runway, and at the very end, construction of the Beltway HOT lanes.