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crisis response

Tracking Sandy live online: Canceled events, missed flights, videos and maps

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As the East Coast is bracing for the arrival of hurricane Sandy, the tech world is starting to focus on the essentials: Google, Facebook and others cancel their New York events, and a plethora of resources are popping up online that can be used to track the progress of the...
Tracking Sandy live online: Canceled events, missed flights, videos and maps

How Your Android Phone Can Help You Find Gas In New York Without Getting Ripped Off (GOOG)

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Google Now, the Siri-like voice assistant for Android phones, recently added a "Crisis Response Information" feature to help New Yorkers find gas. The map details gas available based on location. It also shows how likely certain stations are to run out of gas within the next two hours, and if...
How Your Android Phone Can Help You Find Gas In New York Without Getting Ripped Off (GOOG)

Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

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Atlantic City (Photo: Google Maps) Google’s Crisis Response Map for Hurricane Sandy, which has been updated systematically with information about power outages, traffic advisories and emergency shelters in the wake of the storm, has now published satellite imagery illustrating the magnitude of devastation Sandy wrought on coastal communities in New...
Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

Exploring - Google Crisis Response: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill #oilspill #maps http://bit.ly/bJgpm9

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Exploring - Google Crisis Response: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill #oilspill #maps http://bit.ly/bJgpm9
Prepare for Hurricane Isaac with Google Crisis Map

Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

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Humanitarian tech accelerator Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) is helping to organize six international hackathons this weekend to aid crisis response for the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy. In conjunction with Crisis Commons, hackers, developers and designers are invited to join Crisis Camps in Boston, DC, Oregon, Auckland, Galway , San Francisco...
Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

Imagery for Qinghai, China earthquake

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(Cross-posted from the Google LatLong Blog)On Tuesday, April 13, a powerful 6.9 earthquake shook the province of Qinghai, China, resulting in widespread destruction and the loss of more than 1,700 lives. Working closely with GeoEye, we’ve been able to acquire some high resolution post-earthquake imagery, which vividly illustrates the magnitude...
Imagery for Qinghai, China earthquake
Google Maps Engine API launches enabling custom maps for organizations

Cartoon: Just Venting

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By the time you read this today, the BP/Transocean/Halliburton oil hemorrhage may finally be on its way to a resolution. Or it may still be burbling away, happily coating wildlife, habitat and the region's tourism and fishing industries with a viscous sheen of Game Over. A lot of us have...
Cartoon: Just Venting

Google Offers Satellite Images of Chinese Earthquake

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In the days after the Haiti earthquake last January, Google released high resolution satellite imagery of the destruction on the ground. Again, today the company is offering this same sort of imagery in the aftermath of a 6.9 earthquake in Qinghai, China. Sponsor The earthquake in Qinghai last Tuesday killed...
Google Offers Satellite Images of Chinese Earthquake

HOW TO: Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief Online

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If you’re looking to pitch in to the relief effort for Chile after this morning’s massive earthquake, we’ve gathered some of the web’s best channels for humanitarian aid and reconstruction efforts.While the death toll is not expected to grow anywhere near the numbers of the Haiti quake, Chile will...
HOW TO: Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief Online

The Weekly Good: Google's "Director Of Giving" Discusses Global Concerns And Action

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[Note: This is a weekly series. If your company is doing something amazing to help a charitable cause or doing some good in your community, please reach out.] At the beginning of the month, we told you about a new $23M fund started by Google called the “Global Impact Awards“,...
The Weekly Good: Google's "Director Of Giving" Discusses Global Concerns And Action

Track Hurricane Isaac in a Google map

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Our readers near the path of Hurricane Isaac with functional Internet access should keep an eye on this handy crisis response map built by Google for the latest emergency information. [Read more]...
Track Hurricane Isaac in a Google map
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