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MAPS

The geospatial mapping dimension of scientific visualization is crucial to gaining situational awareness.  

 

Below are initial map images following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan that will provide initial views of the immediate situation. 

 

 

post-event imagery from GeoEye available for Japan. 

You can get the KML for Google Earth here:

 

http://mw1.google.com/crisisresponse/2011/japan_earthquake_2011/earthquake/google/Japan_earthquake2011_nl.kml

 

http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/03/post-earthquake-images-of-japan.html

 

http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

 

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Below are general links to Google geospatial and crisis response assets:

 

Google Earth Outreach  http://earth.google.com/outreach

Google Crisis Response, Google.org   http://www.google.org

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/RKRR-8EYSAN?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=jpn

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Humanitarian Early Warning Service (HEWS)

http://www.hewsweb.org/hp/

About: Humanitarian Early Warning Service (HEWS)

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/LSGZ-8EUKM3?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=jpn

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ReliefWeb Map Links

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/RKRR-8EULSL?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=jpn

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U. S. Geological Survey

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php#maps

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Japan Meteorological Agency - Tsunami Warnings/Advisories

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/tsunami/ 

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Wiki OpenStreetMap Summary of Resources

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2011_Sendai_earthquake_and_tsunami#OpenStreetMap_Japan_Resources 

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