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Satellite images show the Grand Strand then and now

Satellite images of Myrtle Beach in 2005 and 2015. (Source: Google Earth) Satellite images of Myrtle Beach in 2005 and 2015. (Source: Google Earth)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Some parts of the Grand Strand have changed a lot in the last 10 years, and others not so much. One way to see what has changed and how much is from satellite imagery.

Google Earth has a feature that allows users to peer back in time to see satellite images from around the world, dating back to as early as the mid-90s.

We’ve taken images from 2005 and late 2014, the latest available satellite images on Google Earth, and created interactive comparisons so you can see the development of various parts of the Grand Strand over the past decade. Check them out below.

Myrtle Beach 2005 compared to Myrtle Beach 2014:

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South Strand 2005 compared to South Strand 2014:

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North Myrtle Beach 2005 compared to North Myrtle Beach 2014:

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Carolina Forest 2005 compared to Carolina Forest 2014:

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Conway 2005 compared to Conway 2014:

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If you want to see more satellite images, historic images, and tons of other features for your local area, you can now download and use Google Earth Pro free. Find instructions for downloading and registering this powerful program here.

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