Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Christchurch earthquake postscript

Just two days after the 22nd February earthquake the NZ Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) commissioned acquisition of high resolution imagery over Christchurch to assess the damage of the city infrastructure. NZ Aerial Mapping Ltd used Rockwell Commander 690 airplane and Vexcel UltraCam Xp camera to capture 10 cm resolution imagery over the city. This imagery is now available under creative commons licence – total of 19GB. But it can also be previewed on Google Map at koordinates.com:


First spotted on: Google Maps Mania

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