Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Nuke That Google Map
NUKEMAP is a nuclear bomb effects calculator for Google Maps. The calculator allows the user to select a location on Google Maps and view the likely effects of a nuclear bomb on the surrounding area.
The calculator includes a number of features, including radii effects polygons showing the extent of the likely fireball, radiation fallout and air blast. The map also allows the user to determine the size of the bomb or select from a number of historical nuclear bombs.
Would I Survive a Nuke? is another little Google Maps application that allows you to see the likely effect of a nuclear bomb falling on any location.
The application allows you to select a location, the size of the bomb and view the likely effects of the bomb striking at your chosen location.
Ground Zero II is a similar application that includes more bomb choices and also includes a wind direction selector that will show you the likely fallout area of a nuclear bomb striking at a particular location.
If you are interested in knowing where the nuclear warheads near you actually are then you should check out the Mother Jones Nuclear Facilities Map. This map of the USA shows where the military stores its nuclear warheads, nuclear labs and civilian nuclear power plants.
Posted by Keir Clarke at 12:48 PM