Kesennuma, Japan — An oddly equipped car made its way last week through the rubble in this tsunami-stricken port city. On the roof: an assembly of nine cameras creating 360-degree panoramic digital images of the disaster zone to archive damage.
It is one of the newest ways that Google, a Web giant worldwide but long a mere runner-up in Japan's online market, has harnessed its technology to raise its brand and social networking identity in this country.
Aerial images taken of Yuriage and Yagawahama before and after the earthquake and tsunami. Both are in Miyagi Prefecture. Google, GeoEye.
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