This map was created on May 9th at the Chandeleur islands, using a camera attached to a balloon.
We're helping citizens to use balloons, kites, and other simple and inexpensive tools to produce their own aerial imagery of the spill… documentation that will be essential for environmental and legal use in coming years.
We're not trying to duplicate the satellite imagery or the flyover data (though we’re helping to coordinate some of the flyovers and trying to make sure the data is publicly accessible). We believe in complete open access to spill imagery and are releasing all imagery into the public domain.
View full map online at:
This trip was led by Stewart Long of gonzoearth.com and the balloon aerial imagery was also stitched by him.
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Complete data is available at: grassrootsmapping.org/gulf-oil-spill
This work is dedicated to the Public Domain: