Offshore Oil Map
We continue to support WNYC’s 30 Issues in 30 Days coverage with a what may be the only interactive, zoomable map showing the estimated recoverable oil off the U.S. coast.
This is really the work of Stephen Reader, who found the data and turned it into a usable geographic file. That actually required some hand work, using the open-source mapping program QGIS, because some of the areas were outlined in a series of lines instead of full shapes, or polygons.
- John Keefe