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News Google Inc launches Open Data platform for natural disasters

Google Inc launches an Open Data platform that will seek to make critical information more accessible around natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

The data will be provided by government agencies including the Central Weather Bureau, the Water Resources Agency, the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, the Directorate General of Highways and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction.

Google Crisis Response is a project of It includes a staff of engineers, product managers, and partnership professionals who are dedicated to working on efforts that focus on making critical information more accessible during natural disasters.

To find out more about it, click here.

Response Efforts

We have been responding to natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by making information such as storm paths, shelter locations, emergency numbers, and donation opportunities easily accessible. Learn about our past responses.

Tools for Responders

First responders can use technology to streamline internal operations and get information to the public as quickly, broadly, and effectively as possible. We’ve published some solutions to help responders achieve these goals.

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We partner with government agencies, NGOs and commercial organizations. If you are an organization that publishes authoritative emergency information, let us know who you are by completing this form today.

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News date 16/07/2013
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