Google Maps now offering updated imagery of disaster areas in Japan
Google has rolled out some fresh imagery of the areas that were struck by the earthquake and tsunami last year on their Google Maps platform.
Google is offering high resolution imagery procured from GeoEye satellite in the months of February and March.
To access the satellite imagery in Google Maps, search for the locations to bring up the areas in the Maps viewport, and then click on the “Satellite” icon in the upper right corner. The updated imagery is also available in Google Earth.
Since the earthquake and tsunami last March 11th, we have been updating satellite and aerial imagery of the area to show the effects of the disaster as well as the pace of rebuilding. The new imagery shows that the road to full recovery is still long. There are, however, signs of progress — from large trucks on the streets to newly repaired bridges and bustling ports.