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 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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