Frankenstorm Crisis Mapping

The Google Crisis Response Team has put together an interactive web map that draws on real-time data from power companies, the National Hurricane Center, NOAA, and many other sources. 

Map mashups, web pages that take information from multiple sources and display them with free web maps such as Google's, were created even before Google opened its map's Application Programming Interface (API).  As more and more data becomes freely availble on the web, creating maps like these is becoming easier and easier.

MIL can provide help getting you started with your own map mashup, as well as identifying data sources that might not be readily available elsewhere.