Google Earth Reveals Haiti Earthquake Devastation

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Google Earth Reveals Haiti Earthquake Devastation

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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Google has been working with GeoEye to make the satellite-imagery companys latest orbital photos of Port-au-Prince available to Google Earth.

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Googles images of Port-au-Prince were snapped at 10:27 a.m. on Jan. 13.

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In these images, one can see how sites like a sports stadium have become camps for refugees.

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Google Earth also features in-application links to Wikipedia entries on local landmarks.

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Google Earth includes links to pre-earthquake images of Haiti. Presumably, future updates could feature photos of earthquake devastation.

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GeoEyes satellite imagery of Port-au-Prince is also available on Google Maps.

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Googles Haiti images are high-resolution enough to show building devastation.

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The presidential palace in Port-au-Prince was wrecked by the earthquake, as can be seen here.

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Satellite images revealed devastation throughout the city.

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As time goes on, future Haiti updates to Google Earth may reveal more makeshift camps growing in open areas.

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