Before and After Satellite Imagery of Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti Available on Google Earth

Port au Prince cathedral, once famous for it's rose window, felled by the earthquake. courtesy of Google Earth and GeoEye

To help highlight the immense destruction that befell Haiti as a result of the recent earthquake, satellite imaging company GeoEye has teamed up with Google to produce a plug-in for Google Earth that allows users to view shots of Port au Prince taken at 7:20 this morning. By toggling between the newer photos and older satellite images taken of the city, the full scale of the devastation becomes shockingly apparent.

Also helping out is the U.S. Air Force, which has sent a Global Hawk reconnaissance drone from Beale Air Force Base in California to assist with additional aerial imaging.

Launch the gallery for six of the most dramatic before-and-after comparisons. On a side note, Google has set up a page to help coordinate any donations. Monetary donations are welcomed, as well as any new mapping information that may help rescue and relief workers.

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