Monday, September 05, 2005

Google's Planet, Katrinafied

Link above to a method to get post-Katrina imagery into Google Earth, complete with the ability to adjust the transparency, so you can quickly compare pre- and post- Katrina damage. If you don't have Google Earth, you can also go to Google Maps (maps.google.com) and go to New Orleans and a "Katrina" button will appear next to the Satellite/Hybrid/Map buttons, but you don't get the rotation, plane or transparency that you get with Google Earth. The new images come from planes flying overhead, so they don't always line up exactly, and there are clouds sometimes, but you can find stuff like levee breaks pretty easily. Keep praying for the rescue and relief workers.
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