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Google updates post-earthquake Japan satellite images for Google Earth and Maps

Google Earth Japan update
Google has teamed up with its satellite imagery provider, GeoEye, to create updated satellite images of Japan since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit. Google has integrated the images into both Google Earth, using a KML file, and Google maps. They've also released the high resolution images through a Picasa album, all in the vein of trying to help co-ordinate relief efforts and help out those most in need.

It was pretty horrific watching the news feeds of the disaster as it happened, but satellite imagery of this scale really puts the magnitude of the damage into perspective.

Tags: earthquake, Google, Google Earth, Google Maps, GoogleEarth, GoogleMaps, Japan, photography, satellite

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