It’s been a couple of months since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico happened and even though the government and others may seem complacent the situation is getting worse by the day. It’s truly sad to see the news and discussion starting to tail off a little as the public appears to be moving on and focusing their attention on other topics, like the World Cup etc… I’d just like to remind people that there is still a terrible crisis along the Gulf Coast and that people’s attention is still needed desperately. Hopefully tourists will still flock to the Gulf coast and the beautiful coastal beaches and wildlife habitat and continue to snap photos, videos, create blog posts etc… to remind the World what has transpired and to share images with us all.
A reminder that Esri has a fine oil spill timeline application where you can see for yourself how the oil has slowly spread and reached hundreds of miles of shoreline- see the timeline map HERE. Note, there’s also a more fully functional web service available HERE where you can get an idea of the wildlife species that are potentially in danger.
Note: those of you familiar with Esri’s Tom Patterson and his history, please take note of this recent article describing Tom’s efforts along the Gulf coast that are supported by Esri – Tom has many year’s of experience in mobile mapping, particularly for emergency response efforts.
Note: In order to keep reminder our readers of the situation along the Gulf Coast, we will continue to post news updates and PR from NOAA and other relevant sources. These will be archived in our Public Safety and Emergency Response & Eco friendly and Green Geo Solutions sections