EPA data now featured in Google Earth Outreach

Last month, we showed you the KMZ file that the EPA released that had a ton of data about the Gulf oil spill.


Google has now featured that data on their Google Earth Outreach site. The depth of information available in this file is quite remarkable, and it’s a superb resource for those that need more information about the spill.
Information available in the KMZ includes:

  • View EPA air, surface water, sediment and waste sampling locations in Google Earth, which are linked to explanations and information throughout this site.
  • See EPA air monitoring locations and results for total Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Particulate Matter (PM).
  • Link to EPA data, aerial photography and other information collected by our air sampling plane, the ASPECT.
  • Get National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) map of boom locations and daily tracking updates of the oil spill.
  • See aerial photography and satellite images from NASA, NOAA and the European Space Agency’s satellite ENVISAT.

To keep up with the latest items featured by Google Earth Outreach, you can check out their website or follow them on Twitter at @EarthOutreach.

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.

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