Google Earth Updates Views for Quake Groups

Firm responds to organization requests for up-to-date info
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2010 3:00 AM CST
These Images from Google Earth shows before and after Earth views of quake-ravaged Haiti.   (Google)

(Newser) – Google Earth is updating views of Haiti at the request of relief organizations seeking current information to aid rescue efforts. Google, working with geospatial image company GeoEye, has already released an overlay for Google Earth showing post-earthquake devastation while also maintaining views before the massive tragedy.

Google has also supplied raw map data to the United Nations to help in relief efforts, and is asking users to share any information they have to create an updated Haiti map with Google Map Maker, reports ReadWriteWeb.

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