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.
The Presidential Palace
The Port of Port au Prince
Stadio Sylvio Cator
Notre Dame School Complex
Port au Prince Cathedral