The New Orleans recovery since Hurricane Katrina is moving full steam ahead. And now you can actually see it with Google’s updated street view imagery.
I gotta say Google is pretty amazing. To be able to pick a spot in the city and see a 360 degree view of it now in 3D (glasses required) is not only instructional but it’s way cool.
New Orleans Recovery: Amazing Google Updated Street Views
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Now New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has put up a post on on the Google Lat Long Blog providing a sampling of various street views of some of the improvements the city has made since Katrina.
Beyond the refreshed, more accurate Street View imagery you can see in Google Maps, you can also sense the incredible spirit of the people who have made our recovery possible. New Orleans is now a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation, and it was found to be the fastest-growing city in America by the U.S. Census.
We are hard at work physically rebuilding schools, improving what happens inside the classroom to close the achievement gap for inner city youth, and making progress on education reform. New Orleans was named #1 in America’s Biggest Brain Magnets by Forbes, and Tulane University (which is a special collection in today’s release of Street View imagery) is ranked amongst the top schools in the U.S.
The Crescent City has come a long way, baby, since the the federal levee failures of 2005. Google street view provides proof of our resurrection. It was a great place to live before then but the fantastic recovery of New Orleans makes it an even more desirable place to live and work.
- Google Updates New Orleans Street View Imagery (searchengineland.com)