Google Maps Shows Before/After Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Imagery

    May 23, 2013
    Chris Crum

Google has a crisis response map for those affected by the giant tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Included in that is imagery of the area from Google Maps.

Google posted a before/after look at the area to its Google Maps Google+ account today:

Google Maps

We've published post-tornado imagery of Moore, OK on our Google Crisis Response Map ( ). Here's a before (collected on 29th April by CNES 2013, Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image) and after (collected on 22nd May by Digitalglobe) view showing Briarwood elementary school and the surrounding area – You can check/uncheck the boxes on the right of the map link to explore more information.

In other Google Maps news, the company also revealed that it has been using its Trekker camera device to capture new imager from the Galapagos Islands. This imagery will be making its way to Google Maps later this year. You can see a preview here.


Chris Crum
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