Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Google Maps About Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Yesterday, I shared links to a couple of map resources about the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. One of those links was for a Google Earth file. This morning I learned through the Google Earth Blog that Google has created a page just for sharing maps, files, links, and videos about oil spill. On Google Crisis Response you will find more than a dozen Google Maps and Google Earth layers displaying information related to the oil spill. These files contain information about the size of the oil spill, fishing closures in the Gulf of Mexico, and points of interest affected by the oil spill.

On Google Crisis Response you can upload and view videos about the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Embedded below is one of the videos from the collection on Google Crisis Response.


Applications for Education
As I mentioned yesterday, Google Maps and Google Earth files about the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill could be good complements to articles your students might read about the story. The Google Crisis Response page isn't quite a one-stop shopping experience for information about the oil spill, but it is a very good starting place.