Google’s Crisis Response team has developed a map tool to help locals understand how the Gulf spill will affect them.
The tool, revealed yesterday, has 11 different layers using imagery from a variety of sources over the past few days. The map shows the spill has touched land in a few locations but is mostly still out at sea.
Google also offers the MODIS satellite images as a KML files that can be viewed in Google Earth as well as animations from NASA and others.
They also offer other ways to help:
Google also asks users to upload videos of the disaster and will publish them via YouTube as they become available.
Also Check out NASA’s imagery here.