Since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, technology has certainly played a role in communicating the disaster across the world. Before and after imagery has made the devastation very clear. The three maps mashups below help describe different angles of the same disaster: from the seismic activity, to the radiation levels, to the services available to people in need of help.
As noted yesterday, winning mashups have been announced for contests from both Rhapsody and our sponsor ClearForest. As with Rhapsody, the ClearForest team had good success in getting a very creative range of entries. Because the ClearForest API provides semantic textual analysis many of the mashups do interesting things by processing current news data.