Updated Google Maps Satellite Images Show Japan One Year After the Earthquake – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

It was a year ago today that a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami destroyed a large swath of the northeastern coast of Japan. The area has come a long way over the past year — according to the New York Times almost all roads have been repaired — and now with updated Google Maps imagery we can get a look for ourselves to see how the recovery efforts are coming along. The images, which come from GeoEye and were taken within the past month or so, are available now in Google Maps and Google Earth. The company has offered two comparison shots with images of Shiogama Port and Minami Sanriku Town in Miyagi (reproduced above and below, respectively), but if you want to compare for yourself, go here for satellite images taken in March of last year.

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GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy, and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 700 employees worldwide. View all posts by webmastergeoeye

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