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. Scientists and researchers will be studying these data for years to come and can greatly benefit from an unaltered dated record of time-sensitive events before and after the spill. These data could shed informative and necessary analytical light on the immediate as well as devastating future environmental impact on the gulf region. ... Go here to read the rest of this blog post.