Jan 16 2011

The Brisbane Floods

The Australian company Nearmaps today released high resolution aerial photos of the Brisbane floods. The images were taken from two Cesna aircraft at the height of the flooding last Thursday, and were specially commissioned by the Qld state government and Brisbane council.


View the maps here

The SMH reports that the CEO of Nearmap, Simon Crowther, commented that “It’s super high resolution and you can zoom in and see a walnut on the ground without it pixelating.” I’m not sure why you would want to look at a walnut, but I see what he means.

As the News tonight details the heroic clean-up efforts, it is sobering to see the extent of the flooding.



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