Here’s a snapshot of a Google map over the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. You can see the rain has fallen very neatly on one half of the map and not on the other.
Of course I’m joking. When I viewed the zoomed out version it was all fairly green, but zooming in got me this version. Click on the image to see a larger version which shows the all green version in the inset.
It shows just how dry it was a few months ago. Mind you a few months ago was at the end of the summer and it might look like this every summer but there’s a stark contrast isn’t there? And if it hadn’t been for our recent rains it might still look very dry.
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Actually, I’m under the impression that the right side is an older satellite photo. However, Google says that they’re current. In that case, the change is amazing and quite good, though I suspect it isn’t enough to totally end the drought.
I just had a look on the Google site and the satellite data is updated every one to three years. I think that with the image above half is old and half is new. Which half is which I can’t tell.
I know with google earth the images are static and therefore updated periodically as you say – only because when it first came out people were identifying the dates when their photos were taken by moving vans and such!
Amazing picture no matter!
When I lived in Singapore, I was friendly with an Australian woman and she was educating me on how to conserve water,since she was so used to having to do it. Water really is so precious, isn’t it?