Thursday, November 8, 2012

NOAA's Hurricane Sandy Imagery Viewer

NOAA has made aerial imagery it collected for the Hurricane Sandy response available on line. Although the coastlines of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are the main areas of coverage, some imagery is also available for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. According to the accompanying metadata, the imagery: 
...was acquired by the NOAA Remote Sensing Division to support NOAA national security and emergency response requirements. This rapid response product was generated for use by emergency managers for visual analysis of damage in the area. 
The site allows download of imagery via zip files that are between 1MB and 10 MB in size. Imagery was collected between October 31 and November 6. Use the link below to give it a try:

Comment: Great job NOAA! Taken together with the Civil Air Patrol and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team effort supporting FEMA, things are cooking for the damage assessment "view from above".

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