Following Hurricane Irene in New York with Google Maps in real time

Because Hurricane Irene heads up the eastern seaboard and New York, where 250,000 people were evacuated due, Google Maps is providing update of its service real-time tracking of storms, as well as forecastsof rain and hurricanes impacts.

google-maps-hurricane-irene-2011
Click to open full size.

The service is available in the Google Crisis Response project, already used in the past for example for the earthquake in Haiti, and available here: http://crisislanding.appspot.com/

You can also check the new Google Maps Weather Forceast services :

google-maps-weather-ireneAvailable here.

Google Earth & Maps: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami pictures before/after

Following the earthquake and devastating tsunami that hurt Japan, Google has worked with satellite imagery provider GeoEye to get the latest pictures of the earthquake and the worst affected areas in Japan.

Here are pictures before and after the earthquake and tsunami, available on Google Earth.

Picture of Yuriage in Natori (Japan)

japan-quake-tsunami-yuriage-natori-japan Continue reading Google Earth & Maps: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami pictures before/after