2005_08_01_hydesim.gifBoing Boing linked to a new Google Maps hack called HYDESim:

HYDESim maps overpressure radii generated by a ground-level detonation; these radii are an indicator of structural damage to buildings. No other effects, such as thermal damage or fallout levels, are included in this tool. Note that the displayed rings are “idealized”; that is, no account is taken of terrain, urban density, ground type, weather conditions, and so on.

I switched the pulldown menu for “Named Location” from New York City to Los Angeles, and with the default of a 100 KT yield, Sean and Caryn, I’m sorry to say that it would take out (the soon-to-be former location of) Sixspace.

One Reply to “HYDESim…”

  1. To be frank, I don’t think it would matter that much if you were outside the “zone”; your lives would be changed profoundly anyway.

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