Google Maps Updates With Post-Sandy Satellite Images

This is just, wow. I was looking to see exactly where the full breach occurred in Bay Head, and noticed that Google had updated with shots going all from NY down to Virginia along the coast. You have to click the for “post Sandy imagery” to see the damage, which also allows before and after shots. Hearbreaking. Here’s that Bay Head shot, which reminds me of what happens on the Outer Banks all the time, but you don’t expect in NJ

Route 35, a major road along the beach, is toast going from Bay Head down.

That sand is at least 2 feet deep (Manasquan, NJ, right up along 1st Avenue and the Manasquan Inlet).

I posted a picture from the same spot the other day, looking the other way. That roof is from a gazebo that once stood on those pilings. There used to be a lot more sand, like several feet worth, rising above those pilings all the way on the left in a berm. Hell, I never knew they were there. I bet most people who go to the Inlet beach had no idea.

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11 Responses to “Google Maps Updates With Post-Sandy Satellite Images”

  1. john says:

    3 of the highest storm surges in New York City have occured in the past two and one half years. Hot/cold rainy/snowy whatever is just what the enviorweenies warned about.

  2. mojo says:

    “Barrier islands” are also known as “large sand bars”.

  3. First of all, John, that doesn’t prove anthropogenic causality. 2nd of all, doesn’t prove that it is anything other than natural causality. 3rd of all, refer back to the 1st.

    True, mojo. Those things are always shifting, or, at least, supposed to.

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    hey silly racist, that is completely wrong. I guess you didn’t watch the news during the news-hype when they touted the 1938 storm that nearly wiped out the whole area, or the 1962? storm that also caused a ton more damage.

    Reason why damage is more nowadays… we forget. And, we have more expensive stuff located closer to danger and closer together.

    So, where once you had a couple of cheap homes that might have gotten washed away.. now you have a huge hotel or skyscraper. The storm is the same,.. but the debris field is now bigger.

    Get a grip you lib-lubber.

    Hey teach, how much was spent over the last 50 years trying to build up that sand pile? Gets washed away in 2 days. Notice in that last photo.. the sand support structures? In other words, at one point in time the sand wasn’t there, and man wanted more sand there. Mother Nature said.. “oh hell no. I want more sand inland.” Who wins that argument?

  5. I know that they dredge the Manasquan River inlet every year. They even spent millions on the jetties to reduce the erosion didn’t work. They use it in the local towns instead of salt and to rebuild the beaches.

  6. Don Wiss says:

    Your first picture is not of Bay Head. It is Mantoloking. At the left is the Mantoloking Bridge.

    I haven’t been able to find Google’s “post Sandy imagery.”

  7. Well, technically is on the boarder. Anyhow, check this link for the maps.

  8. Don Wiss says:

    Actually it is no where near the border. If you go here:,+nj

    You will see Mantoloking’s border. The bridge is quite a distance from the northern edge of town.

    I’ve been to that link. When I change the map to satellite I get the pre-Sandy satellite photos.

  9. Yeah, you’re right. Growing up near there long ago we just always considered that Bay Head. Plus the news morons were calling it that.

    For the map, there should be a check box when on the zoomed in satellite view that allows topo switch to post Sandy shots

  10. Don Wiss says:

    I’ll agree that if you go down the street looking at the houses they are indistinguishable. And the pavement is the same, except the road changes a bit on Barnegat Lane. And if you hang out at the Bay Head Yacht Club, the people are from both towns.

    I found the check box along the right. I’m not sure what it is supposed to do. I was hoping that the satellite map would be the same, except with current images instead of several years old ones. One problem with Google is all of their products are over engineered.

    A friend that lost his house that is/was in the first picture above walked down the beach taking pictures. You can see them here:

    Along the right is a link to “Tour of Mantoloking Aftermath.” Picture 20 of 38 is his house. The pile. The building behind the pile is the neighbor’s house that floated into his house pile.

    Now, as you grew up around there you will know the house that floated into his pile in its prior incarnation. It was The Air Conditioner! To bring back memories you can see pictures here:

    My friend’s house was the one below it in the aerial view with the four cars in the driveway.

  11. Gumball_Brains says:

    you will know the house that floated into his pile in its prior incarnation. It was The Air Conditioner!

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