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.
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.
Map toolbar – save map, open saved map, screen capture, etc.
Select a basemap
Search by location or latitude/longitude coordinates
Open/close the sidebar
Zoom in or out on the map; the number indicates current zoom level
Sidebar Features – Alerts Tab
Click on the map to find out the elevation of the location
Visualize alerts as a timeline or “heat map” (intensity map)
Select which Alerts to you want to view on the map and which you receive email notifications for
Show or hide specific alerts on the map
View alerts by state
View alerts by date range
Click on any alerts to view the location and a full report
Sidebar Features – Layers Tab
Show/hide this layer group
Set parameters for this layer (opacity, date range, etc.)
View or hide layer on the map
Find out more about this layer
Sidebar Features – My Areas Tab
Start here to create a new Area of Interest (AOI)
Search for an AOI you’ve created
Delete this AOI
Sidebar Features – Satellite Imagery/Compare Maps Tab
Select satellite imagery
Filtering options — basemap and date selection, max cloud cover percentage, etc.
Select which satellite images to see side-by-side or in a slider
Sidebar Features – Annotations Tab
Sidebar Features – Drag and Drop Files Tab
Sidebar Features – Full Report Tab
Draw a setback or circle around the alert, at a distance you specify
Find out which agency created this report
Full details about the report