Pustam, MBA, GISP, is a consultant for The GIS Institute
(www.thegisinstitute.org). He also manages the Data Czars group on LinkedIn--a
group that is “passionate about the efficient capture and
routing of data throughout any organization.” Discussion on a related blog post can be
found at www.rpls.com/blogs.
Within just six months, two explosions have occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. There needs to be more stringent safety standards and policies to be enforced and ultimately consequences and penalties for those who blatantly disregard them.
In this age of transparency and heightened environmental awareness, it is essential to provide the public – both laypeople and professionals alike – GIS data that will allow everyone to understand the horrendous effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.