BANGKOK — Watch three incredible decades of change in 12 seconds as development erupts across the delta lowlands to make the Bangkok of today.

Google released an updated Google Earth late last night which combines millions of satellite images to enable a zoomable time lapse of the entire planet spanning 33 years.

Watch the Don Muang Tollway, Sirat Expressway and other major roadways arc across the landscape as the built urban environment sprawls in all directions. Step through year-by-year and see Suvarnabhumi International Airport rise from the swamp in 1998.

One noticeable exception is the peninsula formed by the bend in the river that comprises half of Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district, where development has been slower.