New Satellite Imagery of Japan’s Disaster Areas
Minami Sanriku Town, Miyagi - imagery from 2011 on the left and 2012 on the right
Google has released new satellite imagery of Japan on the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The new imagery covers much of the north-eastern coast.
If you view the imagery in Google Earth you can use the historical imagery time-slider to view the satellite imagery from before the earthquake with the imagery taken just after the disaster and also with the new imagery added today.
Via: Google LatLong
SXSW - Making Your Maps Beautiful
Chris Broadfoot and Josh Livni gave a presentation on Making Your Maps Beautiful at the SXSW conference in Austin yesterday. The video of the talk is well worth a look.
I especially liked the animated San Francisco taxi data map. Hopefully Chris will post a link to that map at some point and we'll be able to view the actual map live.