Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mapping the crisis in Darfur with Google Earth

Mapping the HolocaustIn an effort to raise public awareness of one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has partnered with Google as part of an extraordinary project using Google Earth technology to map the atrocities in Darfur. From the USHMM web site:
Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. The Museum has assembled content—photographs, data, and eyewitness testimony—from a number of sources that are brought together for the first time in Google Earth.

Crisis in Darfur is the first project of the Museum's Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative that will over time include information on potential genocides allowing citizens, governments, and institutions to access information on atrocities in their nascent stages and respond.
You can download Google Earth along with the Crisis in Darfur layers at USHMM.