Google crisis map keys on Sandy

Just when I’d decided Google does everything worth doing, I’ve found they also do crisis maps. Being both a map nut and a weather watcher, I found this particularly intriguing. I guess it took an event like Hurricane Sandy to bring it to my attention.

Be sure to scroll down on the right to see even more options, including webcams in the area. And don’t miss the dropdown menu in the upper right corner to see other events/locations.

Categories: hurricane, Internet, Sandy, Sci Tech

10 replies

  1. Reblogged this on I Want Ice Water and commented:
    This is so cool. I had no idea Google did this!

  2. Wow PT, that is just so cool! 😀

  3. We’ve been watching webcams and power company outages – this is a pretty useful tool., too.

    • You know more about hurricanes than I do. Tornadoes I understand. And when they say winds of 80, 90, 100 mph, I have a good idea what’s happening. But all that water, tides, etc. With the media’s penchant for exaggeration and dramatization, it’s hard to know what to make of it.

  4. That is so cool! There’s another site that I use a lot. It’s open source and I still think it’s a beta. But I never have any problems with it. But it provides a lot of history for reference, and there’s a bunch of stuff I haven’t even checked into yet. I like to see the current radar and temps, then I’m pretty much done. Here, check it out:

  5. I found this too, just yesterday. It’s pretty cool.

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