Imagery from the wildfires in Texas

GeoEye and Google have teamed up to release some sharp new imagery from the wildfires in Texas. Here’s a quick look at some of this amazing new imagery:


You can browse the fresh imagery using this KML file. Storyful has a nice write-up about the imagery, including a lot of before-and-after shots for various parts of the state.
A fun side-note of this story is that we can see that “LUECKE” still exists. Frank first mentioned LUECKE back in 2008 when he flew over it in his plane. The area of the carved out letters, formed by clusters of trees, is nearly 2.5 miles long. As you can see below, the new imagery from GeoEye includes the bottom strip of the letters, showing that it’s still quite well-defined.

You can fly down to check out LUECKE by simply loading this KMZ file.

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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