Thursday, March 28, 2013

Google Street View Captures Ghost Town in Fukushima's Evacuation Zone - NYTimes.com

tbd if the mapping was done by an unattended self-driving car; more details here

“Another 90,000 people remain unable to return to their homes in the exclusion zone. Both experts and government officials have said that some of the most heavily contaminated areas in the exclusion zone may be uninhabitable for years, or even decades.
Invited by Mayor Tamotsu Baba to document the town’s deserted streets, Google began mapping Namie earlier this month. It used a car fitted with a special camera that captures a 360-degree view of its journey.”
Google Street View Captures Ghost Town in Fukushima's Evacuation Zone - NYTimes.com
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