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3D images of Nepal to help earthquake relief efforts

Nepal: Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are using satellite images to map Nepal in 3D to give rescuers and other organisations a better idea of what has changed since April's deadly earthquake. "With 3D satellite imaging, we can post online for everyone to see it in 3D," said Yun Zhang, the head of the project.

The team plans to complete and publish all the 3D maps online to give workers in Nepal an idea of the treacherous terrain. The team is also working on building before and after comparison models of the region. By using new satellite images and comparing them to images taken before the earthquake, they are hoping to see how Nepal has changed and where damage has been sustained even if no one has been to that location yet.

Source: CBC