Brisbane, 13th Jan 2011
Brisbane, 12th Sept 2010
NearMap is an aerial photo map of Australia that updates and adds new imagery every month. The amazing level and frequency of coverage on NearMap means that it gives a unique overview of the devastation caused by the Australian flooding.
A great feature of NearMap is a time-line that allows you to compare the most recent aerial imagery with historical imagery. The screenshot at the top of this post was taken on the 13th Jan 2011. Using the time-line we can see how this location usually looks, without flooding, by viewing the same location on 12th Sept 2010.
NearMap uses OpenStreetMap rather the Google Maps API but I think it deserves to sneak through the normally strict screening process of Google Maps Mania.
- Queensland Floods - Google Map from the Google Crisis Response team.
- ABC Qld Flood Crisis Map - Map using the Ushahidi crisis reporting platform.
- Panedia - Brisbane Flooding Panoramas - 360 degree panoramas of the flooding in Brisbane
- Australian Early Warning Network - Bureau of Meteorology information and emergency alerts