Google Maps and Katrina

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by vniow, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

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  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  4. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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  5. stridey macrumors 65816

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    All that blue stuff in the after picture? Yeah, that's *all* water. Damn.
     
  6. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    wow, that's awful...:(
    but on a less tragic note, i love that new hybrid map view.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Sorry for the ignorance, as I don't watch television and only read news on the internet, but are the actual buildings under water? I know the small ones probably are to some degree, but it looks like I'm staring at an aerial of Atlantis or something. :confused:

    If it IS that messed up, and the photo is tinged blue for the reason I think it is, then... :(
     
  8. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    This is a really a tragedy ...

    My parents went to NO for vacation in April, and fell in love with the city. We were planning to take a family vacation there, the first one in years, on this December... now we'll be in line to go there as soon as they manage to get the city back on its feet.

    My thoughts go to all the victims and their families.
     
  9. weg macrumors 6502a

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    But who knows? Probably they won't rebuild the city at the same place... I've probably missed my chance to visit New Orleans..
     
  10. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    The company I work for is seaking a project now for mapping the destruction via photogrammetry and LiDAR down south. The logistics are a real concern, as we need power to charge batteries, gas to travel, places to stay...

    We'd make this photography look like a joke.
     
  11. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    This is just sad. :(

    Yes. Have an uncle who'd been there, and loved the place. Made me want to visit it too, if I ever were in the US. Too late now, I guess :(
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So sad. :(

    I pray multiple times a day for the victims of this tragedy.
     
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  14. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure that they will rebuild in exactly the same place. Just better. Most of the business district and the french quarter did not get flooded as badly so rebuilding there should not be as hard. As for the rest, they will probably tear it all down and start over from the ground up. Who knows they may use the rubble and debris to help raise it to a higher elevation. You can bet they will plan on category 8 hurricanes (yeah I know there is no such thing) when rebuilding the levees.
     

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