Google Posts New Images Of Hurricane Sandy Superstorm Devastation

Both Google Maps Mania and the Google Earth Blog are reporting that Google has started to post-Sandysatellite imagery showing the destruction in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Specifically, via the Google Crisis Map, you can select these areas for post-Sandy Imagery:

  • Beach Haven to Cape May, NJ
  • Spring Lake to Harvey Cedars, NJ
  • Little Assawoman Bay, DE to Assateague Island, MD

The satellite images can also be downloaded as a KML file to use with Google Earth.

The imagery was captured yesterday (October 31, 2012) by the NOAA-National Geodetic Survey.

The Google Crisis Map also includes handheld photography of Manasquan, NJ.

You can also access the imagery (and what will most likely be a lot more of it) via the NOAA SANDY Response Imagery Viewer. Here you can also search for a location and download the images.

It’s likely we also see some free imagery from commercial satellite providers DigitalGlobe and GeoEye. The DigitalGlobe site does mention that their FirstLook service has been activated.

Keep an eye on the galleries where both companies share this type of material.

If the images you’re looking for are not available, check the sites regularly for new material.

A Few Additional Resources

  • ReliefWeb Maps and news. Includes coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction in Haiti.

Finally, infoDOCKET has compiled a small collection of post-Sandy maps that might also be of interest. Many of them are powered by ESRI and include power outage, demographics, and other data.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Images

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About The Author: is a librarian, author, and an online information analyst based in suburban Washington, DC. He is the co-founder and co-editor of INFOdocket and FullTextReports.com and prior to that was founder/editor of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. He has worked for Blekko, Ask.com, and at Search Engine Watch where he was news editor. In 2001, Price was the co-author (with Chris Sherman) of the best-selling book The Invisible Web.

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