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Maps of the San Francisco oil spill

Posted by Daniel Hall on November 12, 2007

Google LatLong, the official blog from the Google Earth and Maps development team, points us to a couple of maps of the Bay oil spill from local news agencies the San Francisco Chronicle and local news station KCBS.

For those of you like me who are fascinated by maps and excited about the possibilities for conveying spatial information opened up by the freeware Google Earth, the Google LatLong blog is a great resource.  I’ve added them to the blogroll.

One Response to “Maps of the San Francisco oil spill”

  1. Brandon said

    One of the ways Oil corporations convince Americans that oil is the best energy source available is by insisting that current technologies guarantee the safest, cleanest, and most secure means for drilling and transporting oil. The public relations machine run by oil companies is so smooth, it has been successful at staving off government investment in renewable energy technologies, auto industry investment in more efficient automobiles, and attempts to block drilling in America’s most serene natural habitats. Again and again we are all duped by this enormously powerful industry that acts as the perpetual victim while reaping the world’s largest revenues in history.

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