Spill

Use Google Maps to visualize oil spill

May 11, 2010: 11:19 AM ET

Looking out at open ocean, it is hard to grasp the enormity of the Gulf Oil Spill.  Google Earth helps put the size into perspective.

Using Google Earth, Paul Rademacher has built a tool to show just how enormous the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico has become compared to places like Manhattan, Paris, London, and other global landmarks.   You'll need the Google earth plug-in downloadable here to use the tool.

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