This morning's New York Times has a write-up on a few of us who tried to help people get the information they needed about the state of the homes in the area where Katrina hit hardest:
UPDATE: Welcome also to readers arriving from:
- the heroic Times-Picayune (can someone just give that paper a Pulitzer prize already?)
- ZDNet.de (article in German)
- Telekom-Presse.at (article in German), and
- Corriere della Sera (article in Italian)
- focus.msn.de (in German).
For those new to blogs, here are shortcuts to information about our collaborative maps project:
First of all, my Katrina archive contains all blog posts related to Katrina. The archive page is updated each time I make a new Katrina post, so it would be the best place to bookmark. On the other hand, it contains many images, so on a dial-up connection it would be slow to load. Also, separately, I have an online album of Katrina map images, Katrina Floods New Orleans, 2005.
As of now, my individual Katrina posts related to maps are:
- New Orleans Levee Break(s) Before and After
- not too far from filling in the bowl
- NASA's First Katrina Before and After Comparison
- Google Earth Helps Place the Flow from a New Orleans Neighborhood into the Canal in Context
- DigitalGlobe's New Orleans Before and After Images Are Up
- How to Find Out if Your New Orleans House Is Under Water
- How to Find Out if Your New Orleans House Is Under Water, Part 2: We Really Need to Integrate Topo Maps and Known Water Depths into the System
- Escape Routes for Hurricane Victims
- Welcome, Forbes and BBC Readers
- Associated Press & Digital Globe Make Zoomable New Orleans Satellite Map Available
Meanwhile, New Orleans Burns
- New Orleans: Notes from My Parents
Also, my sister, Karen Cramer Shea, has been guest-blogging for me while I was away over the weekend. Her posts are:
I think this is only the second time I've made the New York Times. The first time was in October of 1987: My anthology The Architecture of Fear, comprised of architectural horror stories, was featured on the front page of the Home section for Halloween.