Tuesday Map: Mapping genocide with Google Earth

Google has teamed up with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to map out the atrocities occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan, where conflict has been raging since 2003 when Janjaweed rebels took up arms against the Sudanese government. As of today, the 200,000 users of Google Earth (which can be downloaded for free) can ...

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Google has teamed up with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to map out the atrocities occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan, where conflict has been raging since 2003 when Janjaweed rebels took up arms against the Sudanese government. As of today, the 200,000 users of Google Earth (which can be downloaded for free) can navigate to Africa, zoom in, and see the "Crisis in Darfur" initiative, which indicates areas that have been ravaged, refugee camps, destroyed villiages, and much more. Users can also gather data and other information from the map. Crisis in Darfur is the first project of a long-term collaboration between Google and the museum to map out areas of genocide. Next in the works is a mapping project of the Holocaust.

Google has teamed up with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to map out the atrocities occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan, where conflict has been raging since 2003 when Janjaweed rebels took up arms against the Sudanese government. As of today, the 200,000 users of Google Earth (which can be downloaded for free) can navigate to Africa, zoom in, and see the “Crisis in Darfur” initiative, which indicates areas that have been ravaged, refugee camps, destroyed villiages, and much more. Users can also gather data and other information from the map. Crisis in Darfur is the first project of a long-term collaboration between Google and the museum to map out areas of genocide. Next in the works is a mapping project of the Holocaust.

Christine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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