Google Earth, Street View As Historical Record in Japan – GeoEye Imagery Collection Featured in Article

A couple of months back we summed up the many ways that Google services were being used to help Japan after the March 11 earthquake. Today we learned about two more worthwhile projects in Japan, both involving Google‘s mapping technologies as historical record…

As you know, Japan is currently in the middle of rebuilding after on of the worst disasters to strike the country since 1945 bombing. New York Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi just published a great piece explaining how Google is sending out it’s Street View car to record digital images of areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Google Street View has been criticized in Japan in the past, primarily due to privacy concerns, but it appears that the company’s efforts are welcomed in areas like Kesennuma.

Back in March The New York Times was quick to publish before-and-after satellite imagery (from GeoEye/EyeQ) of disaster-stricken areas. It’s good to know that Google’s Street View imagery will be available for news organizations and other interested parties to build upon in a similar manner as well…

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