Indexing & Search Engine: Google Earth Reveals Haiti Earthquake Devastation

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-01-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google, Microsoft and other IT companies are donating their money and skill sets to help Haiti in the wake of a massive earthquake that devastated the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, on Jan. 12. Google collaborated with GeoEye to make satellite imagery of the earthquake's aftermath available to users of Google Earth. In addition to promising to update the images as more data comes in, Google has inserted a Spotlight on YouTube's homepage and ticker designed to drive traffic toward videos from Oxfam and the American Red Cross. Companies ranging from Apple to Salesforce.com to Microsoft have all posted similar pleas for donations on their various sites and online storefronts.
 
 
 

Google Earth Reveals Haiti Earthquake Devastation

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Google Earth Reveals Haiti Earthquake Devastation
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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