Friday, January 12, 2007

Real-time world health and terrorism Google Maps mashups

HealthMap.org global disease alert mapping mashup

I introduced you to Healthmap back in October and it was instantly one of my favorite maps mashups. It's co-creator Clark Freifeld dropped me a line to let me know that it has undergone an update. The mashup still mashes up with a data sources including ProMED-Mail, the World Health Organization, EuroSurveillance and Google News and now includes finer-grained locations in the US,
Canada, UK, China, Australia and India, with more to come. There is also a new
Heat Index algorithm indicating where the current hotspots are. Take a look at my earlier post about Healthmap to learn more about it.

GlobalIncidentMap.com is a global display of terrorism and other suspicious events

GlobalIncidentMap is a Google Maps mashup that will keep you up to date on the current state of terrorism all over the world. A world map displays icons of various reported incidents and activity (I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the blinking map markers). Clicking on any of these icons will bring you to an "event detail" page containing a closer zoomed in map, event summary and description. On this page you'll also find a link to a current news report about the event. The front page also features a list of the most recent 25 events, and types of incidents grouped together. [Via ProgrammableWeb]

Related Mashup: US Homeland Security Best and Worst Prepared Cities
Post a Comment