Friday, May 7, 2010

First-hand Accounts of Oil Spill's Impact

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an organization that has started to collect first-hand reports of the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The reports are submitted by visitors to the site, verified (it's not clear how the verification process works), and geolocated on an interactive map. Click on any placemark on the map to read a report. In some cases images are included in the report.

H/T to Mashable for the info about the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Applications for Education
Twice this week I posted maps related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. What makes the map created by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade different from other maps is that it contains stories from people directly affected by the oil spill. Some of stories have a distinctly personal tone from people who are angry and or frustrated about the impact of the oil spill on their livelihoods.