Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In the aftermath of the Cyclone Nargis, residents and aid workers are struggling to recover in Myanmar (Burma). Satellite imagery providers DigitalGlobe and GeoEye/CRISP-Singapore have made post-cyclone imagery available and NASA's MODIS satellite has provided pre- and post-cyclone imagery in order to help disaster relief responders on the ground.
The imagery from these providers is not currently part of Google Earth's built-in imagery, but is available through this KML layer. It will update automatically as we are able to make more imagery available.
We hope these updates raise awareness about the impact of this cyclone and the devastation it has caused, and will help aid workers in their recovery efforts.
Update (5/11, 9am): We've added new imagery to the KML file since we first posted it on Wednesday, including:
- More Worldview-1 scenes from Digital Globe [Images (c) 2008 Digital Globe]
- TerraSAR-X radar imagery from DLR /Infoterra GmbH [Images (c) DLR/Infoterra GmbH 2008]
- SPOT Image Imagery [Images (c) SPOT Image 2008]
NOTE: The MODIS images that appear on our site are in the public domain and can be freely used and reproduced for any purpose with proper attribution. For the images above, please credit the MODIS Rapid Response Project appropriately: "Image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC". For more information on use and credit, contact the MODIS Rapid Response Outreach Coordinator.