Sunday, 27 March 2011

Earthquake photography

And now I know why a plane kept making passes over our house shortly after the quake. High res aerial photography that's now been uploaded as a layer for Google Maps. Very nicely done. And if you hit this spot, you can see me driving our old blue Rav 4 away from where I'd abandoned it late in the afternoon of the 22nd. Traffic was entirely stopped, and I had no way to tell if the other bridges were open or closed [turns out they were all closed]. So I left the car on the side of the road and hiked the rest of the way home.

If you hit the link then pan a bit south-east, you'll see why the bridge wasn't entirely serviceable. And the lake of sewage at the end of Bridge Street which I avoided by use of crafty woodsman skills through the park. Susan, who didn't have the benefit of a childhood spent mucking about in boggy parts of cattle pastures, ruined a pair of shoes in her trek through the woods [we'd commuted separately].

The image layer file is huge and so takes a long time to load up. So you get to watch the pre-quake image slowly be overtaken by squares of more dimly coloured quake pictures...a creeping doom.

Other highlights:
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[Updated with links to faster pictures that seem to work better; thanks to Sally for the pointer.]

1 comment:

  1. hi, faster loading images can be seen at