Citizen balloon mapping the Gulf oil spill
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.

Read more here and access our public domain datasets

Please help us to cover some of our costs:







And finally, if you're within range of the spill, sign up to help map:
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