Google Earth: Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico covers New York

By Alan Ng - May 8, 2010

For those of you who are seeking the exact scale of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a very useful visualization tool for Google Earth has been released, allowing you to compare the scale of the spill with some of the major cities in the world.

As reported from the GEarthBlog, the tool comes to us courtesy of developer Paul Rademacher. If you head over to this website here, you’ll be able to find a list of links which compare the scale of the oil spill with cities such as New York, London, Rome and San Francisco.

All you need to do is install the Google Earth Plug-In to your browser, which only takes a few minutes. Once you are able to view the links on Google Earth, you’ll see the surprising results of this oil spill – did you think it would cover the whole area of Manhattan or London? – we didn’t!

Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think of it.

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  • Wendy

    Why is the President not mandating that all Oil Companies get together to try and resolve the issue on how to stop the oil from spilling into the Gulf. BP I believe is too interested in collecting oil than in stopping the oil from spilling. Are we calling out to world scientist to come up with ideas on how to control or clean up what has spilled already. Everyone reaches to the US for help, why are we not reaching out to and asking the world powers to help. I am frightened to see the devasting effects I will see on my Florida's coastline and it's creatures, especially when I see what has happened on other state coastlines.
    Wendy…I Love My Florida