Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Satellite Imagery

Google Earth now has up-to-date satellite imagery (taken January 13, 2010) of the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti. You can turn the layer on and off to compare the amount of damage with pre-earthquake imagery.

Our condolences to the friends, families and co-workers of those lost in the disaster.

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Harvard Africa Map

I admit it. I'm a map junkie. The more maps I have access to wherever I'm working, the happier I am. If you or your organization is operating in Africa, I highly recommend you check out Harvard's AfricaMap project. This online map incorporates all sorts of layers (including economic, social, and environmental information) with the familiar Google Maps interface. Of particular interest is the ability to display U.S. and Russian topographic maps as background layers. This is a great planning and general information resource. The site is currently in beta (there are a few bugs and it can be slow) but it's very usable. Look for more features and data layers as the project goes forward.

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