Map of operational New Jersey gas stations after hurricane Sandy -- November 1, 2012
[UPDATE Monday, November 5, 2012, 5:25 PM] We keep adding open gas station locations as they are being submitted to us (except when we sleep (we do sleep)). The map is maintained continuously otherwise.
[UPDATE Sunday, November 4, 2012, 11:27 AM] I am updating the map with user-submitted information. Green markers are user-submitted operational locations. I am removing red markers for gas stations that are reported to be closed. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. More info below the map. Data source is here (Google Fusion Table).
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[UPDATE Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2:02 PM] I created a few more GIS data layers from the NJOEM lists, in addition to the gas stations -- open hotels, pharmacies, and fast food places. Instead of just publishing the maps on my blog, I decided to contribute the layers to the official Google Crisis Map. I intend to continue to work with Google and NJOEM to keep the data up-to-date.
[UPDATE Friday, November 2, 2012, 11:14 AM] The interest in this map has been overwhelming. Thank you all for the kind words and feedback.
I know that the map is not perfect, and have been thinking of ways to keep it current. It's not that simple. I have decided to keep the map as is, with map data sourced exclusively from the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM). The NJOEM is updating their database constantly from information sent to them by email. I encourage you to send your updates to the NJOEM; I will update this map when the NJOEM publishes an updated list.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJ OEM) published a list of resources at 4:45 pm on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012. The list includes operational gas stations, hotels, pharmacies, and food stores. The list of gas stations has coordinates. So I put together a quick Google map based on the NJ OEM list.