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Visualizing Genocide

Crisis_in_Darfur.jpgFor those not yet initiated into Google Earth, a new feature might make the software worth checking out.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum recently unveiled Crisis in Darfur, which it created in collaboration with Google. The first project in the museum's Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative, Crisis in Darfur intends for users "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."

The project allows people through Google Earth to see the location of damaged and destroyed villages, track the sites of refugees and internally displaced persons, and access links to photos, videos, and testimonies from the genocide. (Via National Geographic News)

Google Earth (free download)
Crisis in Darfur (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
C. Alan Joyce's previous blog entry, "Internally Displaced Persons, 2006"

Image: Screenshot of Crisis in Darfur layers loaded into Google Earth.


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