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It has been 66 years since atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all the remaining A-bomb survivors will have died out in the coming decades. "Hiroshima Archive" [mapping.jp] is a digital archive documenting the consequences of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb. It uses the Google Earth's virtual globe to display valuable information gathered from sources such as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Hiroshima Jogakuin Gaines Association, and the Hachioji Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivors) Association.

The archive aims to promote multifaceted and comprehensive understanding of the reality of atomic bombing. The project collected the accounts of A-bomb survivors in cooperation with local high school students and nationwide volunteers, which were made available through a "Community of Records".

The 3D space provides a panoramic view over Hiroshima to allow access to the survivors accounts, photos, maps, and other materials, together with aerial photos, 3D topographical data, and building models as of 2010.

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