Google provides satellite imagery of Hurricane Katrina aftermath

Posted on September 6, 2005 in Hurricane KatrinaMappingGoogle EarthGoogle Maps

Google Maps now provides you with an overlay to give you a before and after picture of areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, such as New Orleans (click on the red Katrina Button). Google Earth also has a page which allows you to take a look at Hurricane Katrina imagery by downloading KMZ files which provide “image overlays” – instructions for using this page are provided on the Google Blog.

Really interesting stuff, I wonder how often they’re going to update the images in the future? Perhaps we’ll see the flooded portions of the Gulf Coast return to normal through the eyes of Google. 

To look at further satellite imagery which shows the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, Biloxi and the Mississippi Coastline check out Digital Globe. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also has some Aerial Photos of Hurricane Katrina’s path which cover such areas as Bay St Louis, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula and Middle Bay, all in Mississippi. Of course, don’t forget to check out Hurricane Katrina photos via the Katrina Flickr Tag as well as Flickr Katrina Clusters.


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