MapQuest Provides Good Aerial Photo of WTC Site
Dave Winer on Scripting News pointed out this aerial photo of the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
Although we are pointing to this disturbing satellite photo for its relevance to the terrorist incident in New York, it is an example of the kind of powerful mapping services available to everyone on the Web since MapQuest and GlobeXplorer have created a mechanism that unites their two services. The MapQuest Web Site can provide an on-demand map and a satellite photo for most addresses in the United States. It is not clear why some addresses do not have photos at this time, but many do. Here is an example, using Wrigley Field in Chicago: [ street map | aerial photo ].
The best resource available on GlobeXplorer's Web Site is the before and after pictures of the disaster sites in the USA.