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Digital Surface Model of Ground Zero
View Map Digital Surface Models created by the LIDAR system provide very accurate 3-dimensional positioning of the building structures and the surrounding area. The 3-D models, in this case, have helped to locate original support structures, stairwells, elevator shafts, basements, etc. When this data is merged with the high resolution aerial photography taken by NOAA's Citation aircraft, it will create a very accurate image with relative accuracy around three decimeters.

This was a partnership between NOAA, Army Joint Precision Strike Demonstration, Optech Inc. of Toronto, Canada, and the University of Florida. Optech and the University of Florida processed the data which produced the image.

More information: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s781.htm

Antenna Sites in Lower Manhattan
View Map David Ward of TowerMaps submitted this map of the antenna sites in WTC area. The blue symbols are rooftop and tower collocation sites for wireless and the red pushpins are SubCarrier sites highlighted.

Lower Manhattan - November, 2000 (pre-attack)
View Map This one-meter resolution aerial photo of Lower Manhattan was taken November of 2000 by AirPhotoUSA.

Note: The full-size image is 1.6 MB.

More data/images of the New York Attack
View Map i-cubed assembled a set of data and imagery related to the New York tragedy.

Manhattan, New York - June 30, 2000 - IKONOS 1-meter (pre-attack)
View Map This one-meter resolution satellite image of Manhattan, New York was collected June 30, 2000 by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite. The image, taken from the south, prominently features the 110-story World Trade Center twin towers. IKONOS travels 423 miles above the Earth's surface at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour.

Note: The full-size image is 2.7 MB.

Manhattan, New York - September 12, 2001 - IKONOS 1-meter (aftermath)
View Map This one-meter resolution satellite image of Manhattan, New York was collected at 11:43 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12, 2001 by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite. The image shows an area of white and gray-colored dust and smoke at the location where the 1,350-foot towers of the World Trade Center once stood.

Note: The full-size image is 1.8 MB.

SPOT Satellite Image of World Trade Center Fires
View Map SPOT satellite image of Manhattan, acquired on September 11 at 11:55 AM EST, 3 hours after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. The colors result from the use of infrared bands to identify the actual fire hot spots (see red spots near the base of the smoke plume). The .jpg file was created with SPOT 20 meter resolution imagery. The SPOT satellites orbit at an altitude of 822 km.

Manhattan - Summer 1997 - 30-meter low resolution color
View Map This 30-meter, low-resolution color satellite image of Manhattan and the New York City area was collected in the summer of 1997 by the Landsat 5 satellite. The satellite was operated by Space Imaging of Denver, Colo.

Note: The full-size image is 1 MB.

CNN Interactive Attacks Explainer
View Map This interactive map comes from CNN's website. It details flight paths, crash locations, as well as individual building and plane information.

Reclaiming Lower Manhattan
View Map This map of lower Manhattan (also from the New York Times' website) outlines the buildings that have collapsed, those that are partially collapsed and those with major damage.

The Impact to the Subways
View Map Shows the damage done to the subway system that runs to the World Trade Center.

Location of WTC Buildings
View Map MP2K staff prepared several screenshots to highlight some key locations where the terrorist actions took place on Sept. 11, 2001.

This map shows the location of the WTC buildings.

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