Image overlay of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

By now, you’ve likely heard about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a post on TreeHugger reveals, NASA has released some aerial imagery of the spill.


You can download the Imagery Overlay for Google Earth here (via Google Earth Hacks), or view the high-res JPG here.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. For the next Google Earth, should add the implementation of Monster Milk Truck as the flight simulator, making the 3D solid models to give more reality, in the case of bridges, the truck can pass over or under.

  2. what a waste of fuel…..they should be pay more attention!

  3. Terrible

  4. Ironic this should occur so close to President Obama opening up more coastline waters for oil drilling. Drill baby drill has become spill baby spill. The high cost of oil just got higher.

  5. RORY OCONNOR says:

    How stupid is this disaster , going out that far with broken equipment. How careless, unbelievable!!!!

  6. Does anyone really know how bad the contamination really is (not that it has been a year since the spill)… some folks think that once the media finds a new thing to talk about, it must mean the problem was solved.

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