Japan Radiation Levels Mapped

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned that the situation remains ‘very serious’ at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There are several maps online showing the radiation levels in Japan.

1. Target Map uses Google Maps to show the real-time radiation levels by prefecture. The data comes from the the System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information(SPEEDI), showing the maximum values recorded in the latest update.

2. RDTN.org is a Google Map of radiation level readings in Japan with data from Pachube and Marian Steinbach. Each marker on the map displays the radiation level and the time of the reading. RTDN are also looking for people to submit their own accurate readings to the map in Japan, which they can do via a short form.

3. O’Reilly Radar’s Open Street Map visualizations of radiation levels in Japan compare two days of recent radiation data with the normal radiation levels in Japan.

4. Kuippa Map shows the areas affected by the current problems at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The map shows the different exclusion zones imposed around the plant.

5. Stubby map compiles data from the web, gathering readings from various monitors across Japan, Korea, and Central Asia. It also color codes the data to reflect hazard levels. It was created by South Korean firm ISELSoft.

Source: Google Maps Mania; CNN; singularityhub.com

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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