Sunday, January 16, 2011

Aerial Photo Map of the Australian Floods

NearMap

Brisbane, 13th Jan 2011


Brisbane, 12th Sept 2010

NearMap is an aerial photo map of Australia that updates and adds new imagery every month. The amazing level and frequency of coverage on NearMap means that it gives a unique overview of the devastation caused by the Australian flooding.

A great feature of NearMap is a time-line that allows you to compare the most recent aerial imagery with historical imagery. The screenshot at the top of this post was taken on the 13th Jan 2011. Using the time-line we can see how this location usually looks, without flooding, by viewing the same location on 12th Sept 2010.

NearMap uses OpenStreetMap rather the Google Maps API but I think it deserves to sneak through the normally strict screening process of Google Maps Mania.

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