Thursday, June 3, 2010

ERMA tracks the oil spill through web-based GIS

Some of my fellow CCOM-ers have been helping out with the oil spill mediation attemps, and now that some of it has been made public, I can finally share!

ERMA, which stands for Environmental Response Management Application, is now up and running in a web-based GIS portal that allows users to turn on and off different layers. You can view where the spill is now, predicted trajectories, current weather conditions, etc. While not everything in ERMA is viewable yet by the public, what is available is pretty cool and starts to gives you an idea of all the things that going into an emergency disaster response such as this one.

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