Mapping the Destruction in Port-au-Prince

The New York Times has produced an extremely effective interactive map showing satellite imagery of Port-au-Prince before and after the earthquake in Haiti. The trouble with looking at the GeoEye-1 satellite’s post-earthquake imagery in its raw form is that it isn’t annotated — if we’re unfamiliar with Port-au-Prince (and I suspect most of us aren’t), we don’t know necessarily what we’re looking at. The Times’s map zooms to specific landmarks in the city, and you can switch between pre- and post-earthquake imagery with a slider. (Honestly, I’ve never seen such innovative uses of a slider control outside their online maps.) Thanks to Kathryn Cramer for the link.

Previously: Mapping the Haitian Earthquake.