Thursday, December 06, 2012

Memories of Fukushima on Google Maps

Shopping plaza in Maiya

Google Maps has released some haunting new interior Street View images of buildings in Northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged by the 2011 earthquake. The new Street View imagery enables you to walk through the buildings and even switch between floors to view the extent of the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

These interior Street View images also feature in the Memories for the Future website. The website is digitally archiving buildings affected by the earthquake, showing their exteriors and interiors with Google Maps Street View.

So far more than 30 buildings have Street View imagery and Google is continuing to capture new imagery of other buildings which will also be added to Google Maps. The Memories for the Future website also features Google Street View taken before and after the earthquake and tsunami so you can get a first hand view of the damage and destruction caused.

Via: Google Lat Long

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