Declan Butler, an editor at Nature, has sent me links to some really good imagery of the Pakistan Earthquake zone:
- "This one-meter resolution image of Pakistani Kashmir was taken by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite October 9, 2005. The death toll from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Asia Saturday has climbed to more than 30,000."
- NASA have just posted some
Also, the International Charter Space and Major Disasters photos are up and I see for the first time a good shot of the epicenter with the names of cities and towns superimposed. This is what death looks like:
Muzaffarabad, now referred to as "The City of Death," had a population of 700,000. I notice that my map's comment system now being used. Here are the comments associated with my marker for Muzaffarabad:
UPDATE: I'm told by a relief oganization on the ground in Pakistan that some of the companies holding these useful satellite images are not responding to inquiries in a timely manner. Come on guys! Get with the program. Relief agencies need maps to save lives and they need them yesterday!