[ Update: See this post for a KML to view to see the NOAA imagery in Google Earth. ]
On Monday we had a look at some imagery via Google Crisis Response of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthews.
Google has since added quite a lot of new imagery to the KML file that we linked to on Monday. The KML file uses a network link, so if you still have it you should automatically see any new imagery that is added.
In addition, Google has made available on this map a large amount of aerial imagery provided by NOAA. To access it, go to the layers and select ‘Aerial Photos’. Then zoom to the eastern coast of the US and you will see a thin strip of aerial imagery all along the coast.
The NOAA imagery can also be viewed on this NOAA map, which also offers the option to download the imagery. Unfortunately, the imagery is not currently in a format easily viewed in Google Earth and Google does not currently have plans to add it to the above KML file.
Before and After of Flagler Beach, Florida showing damage to the coastal road.
Before and After of a new inlet formed along the Florida coast. To find it on the map search for ‘Rattlesnake Island’.
Some flooded roads in Charleston, South Carolina.
As a bonus, we get a look at Space Launch Complex 40 where SpaceX AMOS-6 mission spectacularly blew up in September.
See this article for a number of aerial and ground level photos of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthews.
About Timothy Whitehead
Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.