The Haitian Earthquakes have captured the eyes of the world. As part of the effort, Bing Maps is doing what we can to help the world see the changes over time around Haiti by unveiling the Haiti Earthquake application in the application gallery. The concept of the application allows users to view the aerial imagery before and after the earthquake.
The application allows you to select to view imagery before the earthquake or after the quake (dated January 15, 2010). Also included in the application is a link to our Twitter Maps application focused on Haiti using the Geolocation API from Twitter which allows you to view Tweets coming from people in Haiti.
My heart goes out to those who have been affected by this travesty.
Other Microsoft efforts in Haiti:
Microsoft Community Involvement
Microsoft is making an initial commitment of $1.25 million, which includes cash and in-kind contributions. In addition, Microsoft is matching U.S. employee donations (up to $12K). Already, 2,200 employees have contributed over $410K to 120 nonprofits working in Haiti.
You can view a photosynth of the video footage of the earthquake damage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Courtesy of NBC.
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