Showing 3D nuclear explosions in Google Earth

Google Earth/Maps has been used to show the location of nuclear bombs and map out nuclear disaster potential for a while now.  Alex Wellerstein’s NukeMap was a very popular tool, and now he’s back with a Google Earth plugin-powered 3D map called NukeMap 3D.

The new application does it exactly what you’d expect — it allows you to view potential nuclear detonations in 3D.

The options for the map are very impressive, allowing you to choose a location, explosive yield of your bomb, and various effects (such as the “effects circle” and “mushroom cloud” seen above).

Check it out for yourself at nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap3d/ or read more about it on Google Maps Mania.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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