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Author Topic: Goggle Crisis Map for Hurricane Sandy  (Read 2776 times)
NX5MK
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« on: October 30, 2012, 07:36:46 PM »

Google has put together an interactive map combing radar, satellite images,
forecasts, Red Cross shelters, etc. for Hurricane Sandy.
<http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012>

On the following page they have a link: "Tools for First Responders".
<http://www.google.org/crisisresponse>

They've been doing this since Katrina.


All,
let's brainstorm how these tools may assist in our EmComm efforts and how HAMs and SWLs (who are remote from the affected area of a disaster) may be able to assist in Disaster Response efforts by transcribing data received while monitoring the airwaves. It's certainly not necessary to be "in the front lines" as a HAM or SWL to be able to help those in need.

I credit Irv W4IWK for making me aware of this resource.

vy 73 de Marcus KD0JKM
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VK5CQ
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 03:11:56 AM »

I thought you may have meant "Google" (not "goggle") in yopur post's title, but anything's possible these day, in technology... :-)
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NX5MK
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 09:45:33 PM »

Thanks VK5CQ,

It was most certainly a typo.

What astounds me the most however is that no one here is picking up on the idea. I've tinkered with the Google maps feature in the interim and it's really easy. Imagine a HAM sitting far away from an affected area, receiving info from HAMs in a crisis area, entering the data of shelter locations etc. which he gets relayed by those HAMs, which in turn can be downloaded by all via their Smartphones etc., can be used by Assistance Organizations to improve their situational awareness... It's really helpful and we as messengers are predestined to fill it with info. Look at the given example of how it helped in the New Zealand earthquake!

73 de Marcus KD0JKM
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