We’ve posted a few resources about the Gulf oil spill, including an overlay of the first imagery of the spill and a neat size comparison tool that Paul Rademacher built.
Now we have a very detailed KML file from GEB reader ‘David’ that gives great detail about the oil spill in the Gulf, in addition to info for more than 70 other noteworthy oil spills.
You can use the file to view data about all of the old spills and it gives quite a lot of information about the current (and growing) spill in the Gulf, including a pop-up balloon that gives you a live counter of the estimated size of the spill.
As you browse around the globe you can see the locations of the other major spills, and click them to read about what happened, as well as view photos and stats from them.
You can download the KMZ file here and check it out for yourself.