Extreme high-res imagery in Joplin Tornado app

The new Joplin Tornado app documents the massive destruction from the May 22 tornado with extremely high-resolution imagery. Surdex, one of our Global Ortho flying partners, captured these images 36 hours after the event at an amazing 7.5 cm resolution (which means each pixel represents an area about the size of a standard post-it note). Surdex is making these images freely available to government agencies as a public service (see their website for details).

When you visit the app, you can flip back and forth between the two sets of imagery to better understand the tornado’s devastating power.

Before:

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After:

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