Katrina Damage Satellite Photos in Google Maps/Earth Soon

The satellite imagery firm Digital Globe, which supplies much of the satellite data in Google Earth, has announced that they are working to bring updated imagery of the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. From the announcement:

DigitalGlobe, Google and GlobeXplorer (www.globexplorer.com) are working closely to provide the updated imagery via Google Maps, Google Earth, and the GlobeXplorer suite of products including ImageAtlas as quickly as is possible.

As soon as this data is made available, I will post an announcement here at Google Earth Blog.
See this entry for a video of the demolished region tied to placemarks in Google Earth.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Thanks for keeping us up to date on this. -ted

  2. You’re most welcome! Google Earth is one of the best ways to visualize major geographic events such as Katrina.

  3. Imagery has been available this imagery is not digital globe but NOAA
    please come to http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/currentEvents/page/0
    it is stickyed at the top of the page

  4. JasonBo, yes see my later story on the imagery which links to the post you mentioned.

  5. Where are the satellite photos of post Katrina New Orleans, and the coastline from Slidel to Pascagoula? Anna

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