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an email i received, spread the word
AoA everyone, Please forward this information to people who may need it for relief effort planning.
You will need to download Google Earth (and a high speed internet connection) to use the information provided in this mail. Google Earth can be downloaded for FREE from http://earth.google.com. The name “keyhole” used in various links is the old name of this product.
Links on this page point to KMZ files. You can download them and view them on Google Earth as overlays. For example, one of the KMZ file can show names of 4000 places in the earthquake affected areas. Another one has post-earthquake high res imagery for Muzaffarabad.
2- High res satellite images
(Buffa and Mansehra neighborhood)
(Islamabad and Pindi)
These images are not integrated into the map and you need to click on each red dot and then click on Load link to load the image.
This data was made available by the voluntary effort of people in the Google Earth team.
3- You can keep reading this forum for updated data availability on current events. There have been several posts about Asian earth quake.
4- Bookmark following page for updates on Google Earth maps database.
If you need more images/data please feel free to post on these bulletin boards. Also, the data about various relief camps, incidents as collected by various relief organizations can also be shared as a KMZ file with other people through these forums. One such example is:
PS: For people who don’t already know, Google Earth now has very high resolution images ( 0.7m/pixel ) of Karachi.
Talha (from Islamabad)