Thursday, November 22, 2012
New York Storm Damage on Google Maps
The New York Times has published A Survey of the Flooding in NYC After the Hurricane.
The survey uses Google Maps to show the estimated height reached by floodwaters from surveys and weather data collected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Users of the map can select individual neighborhoods on the map to view data on floodwater heights at individual building plot level.
A number of neighborhoods on the map include black boxes. If the user selects any of the boxed neighborhoods they can read an overview of the damage caused in that neighborhood by the storm and view photographs of the damage caused.