Google Earth: Haiti earthquake damage via satellite imagery

The recent Haiti earthquake was devastating, for those who still do not understand just how bad it was; Google has worked with GeoEye to show you satellite imagery of the damage. The damage can be viewed on Google Earth or maps, PC World believes that this could be very useful for aid organizations.

If you wish to view these images then you will need to download a KML file and then add an image layer to your Google Earth program. You can also choose to use Google Earth browser plug-in instead. Google have sad that they will update Google Earth, as newer data is made available.

If you already have Google Earth, then all you need to do is download the KML file the once. Google has been working hard with its Map Maker application to help develop a much better map of Haiti; this plan was put into place after hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2009.

PC World explains that the best way to understand just how devastating the earthquake was, then just compare the before and after map on their website. We have to remember that there is nothing fun about this, as it is feared that more than 100,000 are feared dead.

There are a number of charities trying to raise much needed aid for the region, but remember that the FBI is watching those who try to scam people through bogus charities.



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