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What a huge tool; no, not Tony Hayward, one of Google's amazing disaster maps!


A google-maps site that tracks and predicts the development of the gulf oil disaster. Check the "YouTube Videos" box and view citizen reports as icons showing the uploader's location, like video tooltips. Active operations and impacted locations show up as push-pins if you check the box for "Spill Impacts and Projects". One can overlay various actual satellite photos of the water, and look at the projected flows for up to three days ahead. Nice job Google. I only sampled a few YouTube videos. Comments on how unbiased and non-selective their selections appear to be would be very welcome.

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