September 6, 2005

Katrina and Google Earth

Google Earth is quickly making itself known as an indispensible tool for examining Katrina. Not only is CNN making extensive use of it to show overviews of the damage, but that fact that we all have access to this data is truly an example of the “new shape of knowledge“.

On Monday, I checked Google Earth hacks and found 5 updated satellite overlays of the flooding. As of right now, there are 32. These images have been found throughout the internet and turned into overlays ready to download into Google earth.

The implications for students and teachers to understand the full extent of the disaster can clearly be visualized and explored this way. At some point, this type of information will be used to find solutions to these type of problems.

PS, in conjunction with Saskatchewan’s centennial, I present my 100th posting!