Using Google Earth in Wake of Natural Disaster

Disaster Preparedness

Using Google Earth in Natural Disasters


Google Earth Outreach is an innovative use of satellite imagery to aid in the delivery of resources in the aftermath of natural disasters. Formed after Hurricane Katrina, it offers a unique resource to aid in assessing the physical circumstances following a disaster.


Nonprofit organizations (with 501(c)(3) status) are eligible to participate in this program.  For more information about the program, see the information at


For an interesting article and case studies, read “Reach Out with Google Earth Outreach” at




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Title: Using Google Earth in Wake of Natural Disaster
Module: Emergency Mgmt
Author: Trish Redmon
Audience: Implementer
Sub Title: Satellite imagery to aid assessment
Organization Source: PASS IT ON CENTER
Last Reviewed: 07-13-2009 3:26 PM