Monday, October 17, 2011

Japanese Radiation Levels on Google Maps

Safecast was created one week after this year's Japanese earthquake in order to build a radiation sensor network of static and mobile sensors around Japan.

So far Safecast has collected over 750,000 data points which they have made accessible through a number of useful Google Maps. The Safecast Map depicts a heat map of the radiation readings. It is possible to select individual squares on the map and view the average readings.

Safecast have been driving across Japan in order to take radiation level readings. The data form each trip can be viewed on its own Google Map. The Safecast trips maps can be searched by location. In addition Safecast are aggregating radiation data from government and other sources. This data can be viewed on the Aggregate Map From All Sources.


1 comment:

Barbara Griffin Billig said...

Wow, this is great. Now I am looking for radiation readings in the seawater around Japan so see what is going to float over to the US and other countries. Any info?
Barbara Griffin Billig, author of
THE DISQUIET SURVIVORS of The Nuclear Catastrophe (aka THE NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE, a fiction novel of suspense).