Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Using Maps to Help with Famine Relief in the Horn of Africa - GeoEye Imagery Collection

Google Earth Blog - Google Earth is continuing to be used as a great resource for aiding in humanitarian efforts.

From the 2007 Crisis in Darfur map to the Sudan mapping earlier this year, more and more people are finding ways to use geospatial technologies to aid others around the world.

There is currently a severe famine in the Horn of Africa, and it's predicted to get worse in the coming months. To help reach people with the greatest need, Google is trying to assemble more data in the hardest hit areas. To start, GeoEye has been capturing high resolution imagery of various areas that have the greatest need, and the imagery can be explored with this KML file...

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