4 Mashups to Help You Follow the BP Oil Spill Crisis

Adam DuVander
Jun. 04 2010, 03:25AM EDT

It's been over a month since an explosion on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico started leaking millions of gallons into the ocean. As with other major events, developers create mashups to help make sense of and consume the massive amounts of news available. Below are four examples of such sites, with a focus on the latest crisis.

  • Oilaholic: Get Gulf oil spill updates and oil spill clean up news, see oil spill photos, watch oil spill videos, chat about oil spills and more at Oilaholic.com. APIs: Facebook, Flickr, Twitter. More at our Oilaholic profile.
  • Oilaholic

  • Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster: An explosion on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010m sparked the greatest environmental disaster in United States history. This mashup visualizes the area that would be covered if the oil spill was in your city, or any other city. APIs: Google Maps. More at our Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster profile.
  • Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

  • BP Gulf Oil Spill - View in Google Earth: The BP Gulf oil spill - via an underwater view in Google Earth (approximate location). APIs: Google Earth. More at our BP Gulf Oil Spill - View in Google Earth profile.
  • BP Gulf Oil Spill - View in Google Earth

  • Gulf Oil Spill - Latest YouTube Videos: A map mashup showing the latest videos of the BP gulf oil spill. Track and see the news as it develops. APIs: Google Maps, YouTube. More at our Gulf Oil Spill - Latest YouTube Videos profile.
  • Gulf Oil Spill - Latest YouTube Videos

    Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.