Google Street View – Fukushima

Google have put their driverless Street View cars to good use after listening to the people of the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. The area which was devestated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear disaster in March 2011 is still a no go zone – most badly affected was the township of Namie-machi.

Many of the displaced townspeople have asked to see the current state of their city, and there are surely many people around the world who want a better sense of how the nuclear incident affected surrounding communities.

Working with Google, they were able to drive Street View cars through Namie-machi to capture panoramic images of the abandoned city exactly as it stands today. This Street View imagery is available on Google Maps so anyone from Namie or around the world can view it.

Source: [Google Blog]

Link: [Street View]