What a great use of a simple web tool to illustrate a story in a new and interesting way: The New York Times uses panoramic images from Google Maps Street View to show two locations in Joplin, Mo. before and after the devastation. Pan around either image to see how the scenes compares before and after. Check [...]
This feature from nytimes.com lets users zoom in on the images and examine up close some of the damage caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Simple but smart idea.