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Just a quick note before Sue and Jesse leave Frank in WV.
One of the greatest things about all this aerial/satellite photography we have around is the historical analysis possibilities. The New York Times has used aerial photography to document the destruction going on in Beirut. The area of interest is the area around the Hezbollah headquarters in Beirut. The leftmost tab shows that area as it looked on July 12th, 2006. The middle button shows the aftereffects of 19 days of bombing. The damaged areas are utterly clear.
No matter what your stance on the Israeli/Lebanese conflict ongoing, the destruction is simply terrible. I think we, as geographers and remote sensing specialists, need to bring more imagery like this to the public eye to show the products of armed conflict.
We blogged a video of this way back when (yeah I couldn’t find it), but this video is just so much cooler that I had to blog it again when I saw it Episode 55 of GeekBrief.tv. I want to know who will be putting this into production.