Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tracking Hurricane Dean on Google Earth


Google Earth is a wonderful tool for the integration and visualization of different georeferenced datasets. With Hurricane Dean approaching the Gulf of Mexico, damage to the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas infrastructure is likely. Below, I give some useful Google Earth add-ons that will enable you to visualize the latest storm forecasts/imagery along with data about the Gulf of Mexico Oil&Gas production (click on the various links to install the individual tools or download this kmz file that will install a Hurricane folder in google Earth containing all the tools below):

Forecasts:

Weather data:

Imagery:

Oil and gas data (Gulf of Mexico)

Once all the packages installed, you should get something like this: