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 first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  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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