Google maps Gulf oil spillMay 5, 2010: 10:23 AM ET
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.
They also offer other ways to help:
- Read: U.S.News & World Report's 10 Things You Can Do To Help The Gulf Coast
- Volunteer: American Red Cross Panama City, FL; Audubon Society; Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana; Mobile Bay National Estuary; Mobile Baykeeper
- Donate: Alabama Coastal Foundation
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.