Showing posts with label earthquake in haiti. Show all posts
Showing posts with label earthquake in haiti. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Images of Haiti Before and After Earthquake

Today marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The New York Times has a good interactive map that allows viewers to compare images from before the earthquake, immediately after the earthquake, and eleven months after the earthquake.  You can zoom-in on structures in and around Port-au-Prince then click on the short slideshows in the map. The map is best viewed in full screen.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Haiti Aid Map - Updates on Relief Projects

InterAction has created an interactive map that plots and tracks the spending and other actions of organizations providing aid to Haiti. The intent of InterAction in developing the Haiti Aid Map is to highlight the areas most affected by the January earthquake and where aid is most needed now.
(click image to view full size)

Applications for Education
The challenge of teaching current events is that a story that was huge six months ago is easily forgotten and replaced with another big news story. That doesn't mean that teachers and students should forget about the previous big story. The Haiti Aid Map could be a good resource for revisiting the story(ies) of the earthquake in Haiti.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Google Earth Layer About the Earthquake in Haiti
Photosynth - Devastation in Haiti
Scenes from a Ruined Boulevard - Interactive Photo Essay