Internet users can now interactively view satellite images of individual devastated villages.
April 12, 2007 7:47 PM   Subscribe

Google maps the Darfur crisis To Find Darfur on Google Earth 1. Download Google Earth 2. Open the program; in bottom-left corner, click open tabs 'PrimaryDatabase,' then 'Global Awareness,' then 'USHMM: Crisis in Darfur.' Check the box next to 'Darfur' so markers appear over the region.Double-click the word 'Darfur' to automatically zoom in on the region. 3. Use mouse or navigation tools in top-right corner to move around the map.
posted by jne1813 (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
4. Make her open the... Oh, nevermind.
posted by saraswati at 8:10 PM on April 12, 2007

Khartoum is using Google Earth itself. "They are using Google Earth to intimidate NGOs in the Darfur area. They go up to NGOs and tell them, 'We are using Google Earth, we can monitor your activities.'" How daft.
posted by tellurian at 8:45 PM on April 12, 2007

Wow... atrocities you can see from space. Yay for science.
posted by pompomtom at 10:12 PM on April 12, 2007

Oh man, you mean you want me to work at this?

*awaits one-link YouTube post*
posted by zardoz at 12:43 AM on April 13, 2007

You mean corporations care about things like this?
posted by oxford blue at 6:00 AM on April 13, 2007

Best of the standalone application.

(Seriously, this is neat, but it's not on the web.)
posted by mendel at 8:36 AM on April 13, 2007

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