Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mapping chatter surrounding James Kim tragedy

Updated Dec.7/12:24pm: Be sure to view this link..

There has been a lot of talk about Google Maps, and maps in general, throughout this tragic event. One blogger put out an open call to Google to make updated satellite imagery of the area available (much like Bret Taylor and the Google Maps team made a reality during the Katrina flooding in New Orleans). Accuracy of route plotting features present in online mapping services such as Google Maps have also been discussed. One satellite company even offered its services to help in the search. I've also just come across a map which shows the distance James covered to try to find help. It's staggering how far he walked! Here is a summary of some of these items:
My personal thoughts and sympathy go out to the team at CNET and to the Kim and Fleming families..
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