The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed more than 250,000 people in a single day. It is the most devastating tsunami in modern times. Two particularly striking satellite images show the devastation of the Banda Aceh coast, on the island of Sumatra, where the tsunami reached 6–12 m (19.7 ft-39.4 ft) and killed 167,000 people.
This Post is Really About Image Visualization Tools
You’ve probably seen many before/after photos of the 2004 Tsunami. I recently saw an image slider that caught my attention and thought worth a share. The following before/after images are displayed using Juxtapose Slider. Drag the center bar across to see the change:
About Juxtapose Slider
The slider is created using the free, open source, JuxtaposeJS. Its a handy tool that helps storytellers compare two pieces of similar media, including photos, and GIFs. It’s ideal for highlighting then/now or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events. It was produced by the Northwestern University Knight Lab, created by Medill student Alex Duner.
JuxtaposeJS works on all devices. All you need to get started are links to the images you’d like to compare.