3D images of Nepal to help earthquake relief efforts

Good on these folks. A wonderful example not only of the societal impact that scientific endeavours can have, but also of the sharing and collaborative nature of science. Things like this make me proud to be a scienists, and proud to be Canadian. 

Recently, the team completed mapping Canada in 3D for educational and surveying purposes. They were working on finishing their work on the United States before they were sidetracked by the earthquake.

”We switched our emphasis to Nepal, so we’ve postponed our U.S. 3D processing,” says Zhang.

Once completed, the team intends to publish all of the 3D maps online for free to give workers in Nepal and the general public an idea of the treacherous terrain and how it has shifted in the wake of the April 25 quake.