Friday, August 04, 2006
One of my favorite ways of keeping track of disasters going on in the world is with the Havaria Information Service AlertMap. Based out of Hungary, this Web site features a map of the world with icons representing different incidents (floods, earthquakes, chemical spills, landslides, etc.). Click on an icon to get additional information, including a Google map of the incident location that you can zoom in on. The map is updated with realtime data from a number of sources. No conflict information, but just about everything else. There are lots of features and it's worth spending some time exploring the site. If I was a security director of a large international NGO, something like this tied into my incident reporting system would definitely be my wish list.