Google’s Street View feature lets you see tsunami affected areas in Japan


Back in July Google has announced to digitally archive the areas of Northeastern Japan affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. And it looks like they have fulfilled their promise. Its Street View feature in Google Maps now shows over 44,000 kilometers of affected regions and a 360-degree panoramic imagery of wrecked areas in Japan. With the help of a dedicated website called ‘Build the Memory’, you can also compare the before and after shots of the towns changed by these natural calamities. In the bottom left corner of each image you’ll also see a month and year that tells you when a particular photograph was taken. When comparing the images of the magnificent cities side-by-side with images of the ruins left in their place, this additional context will demonstrate how devastating this tragedy has been. This timestamp feature has been the most requested Street View feature for the last few years and is now available on Street View imagery worldwide.