Alerts How-To Guide

Introduction

SkyTruths Alerts collects reports about environmental incidents from multiple sources and displays them in one place, and if you wish, emails the details of these incidents to your inbox.

In addition to initial incident reports for oil spills, chemical releases, pollution and railroad incidents that are reported to the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center, SkyTruth Alerts also has oil & gas and pollution reports from several state environmental agencies.

In addition, we offer tools to make monitoring an area you care about easier, including: recent satellite imagery so you can see what’s happening on the ground, annotation and markup tools, and ways to share maps with others.

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Menu – access Help guides, email subscription and other settings, find out more about SkyTruth Alerts or contact us.

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Open and close sidebar

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Map Tools (requires login):

  1. Issue maps
  2. Sharing
  3. Annotations and markup
  4. Experimental features
  5. Satellite imagery
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Select a basemap. When zoomed in to level 10 or higher, recent low-cloud satellite imagery is also available. (Requires login.)

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Search for a location: city, state, country, landmark, specific address, or latitude/longitude coordinates.

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Your cursor’s lat/long coordinates

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Zoom the map in or out. The number shows your zoom level.

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Viewing options:

  1. Select alert types you want to see
  2. Select a state
  3. Select a date range
  4. Run a keyword search, e.g., bigspill, Taylor
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Export reports as a CSV or KMZ file.